Firefighter Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Marshall Moneymaker wears pink equipment in honor of his three sisters.
3:13 | 10/15/11

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When you think firefighter you think heroic you probably think tough guy or gal but do you think. Hot patent well one firefighter -- and proudly wears hot pink here. All the name of breast cancer awareness and ABC's David Curley explains. He's got a very personal reason for doing. Think of firefighters its heavy gear heavy smoke. But not something that looks like this breed of kind of stick out a little bit -- good conversations. And Marshall money maker of wearing his hot pink fired -- wants to tell this story. Not about his job as a firefighter of the guys who drive the -- of the ladder truck just outside -- see no Marshall money maker wants to talk about his three sisters. His three sisters who all died of breast cancer in the span of two years. Vicky to the -- four had a vasectomy though less so I was like what's going on here and penny. It hit me like this fire truck -- Marshall needed time off to take -- be -- to -- -- before He died He didn't realize He was becoming seriously depressed broken as He says. Pretty broken I was awful towards my shipmates just means. You know I did my job where it came time the bells ring island in my job but the social environment decline isolated myself. We all -- Marshall controller. Do anything in the world yeah. Sometimes He was just closed down -- It's almost people who voted his fellow firefighters didn't give up one there were big and -- farm. We don't like submitted we're what we're there to take care you and everyone else. Except that vulnerability and say I need help. To be -- for -- guys. It was it was a humbling lesson for me. And then. Everything changed when her breast cancer walk -- marshals -- -- -- -- -- He went and talked about his sister's. They asked him to keep telling his story and that they just have literally changed my life and it's. It's been a roller coaster ride since He started wearing pink and supporting breast cancer walks and it is fire -- surprised him. With all that pink -- Which He now wears around proudly not on fires but to cancer events with his new passion of advocacy think it's a good -- I was -- -- works. And all I can think about was. We love you -- we're here to honor you. Obviously I hope you're proud -- your little brother. You know the little brother in king who's now recognized on the street. With the fires -- -- changed his life and He hopes it helped save others. David -- ABC news silver spring Maryland. You know sometimes we forget how important awareness in his -- and the. The pain is all about awareness reminding people self exams at center I was treated Warren -- got a -- that's part of city Empire State Building was -- and yes that guys fall and awareness as well.

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