Community rallies around firefighter in need | KOB 4

Community rallies around firefighter in need

Kassi Nelson
March 12, 2018 07:43 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Rio Rancho firefighter Danny Arana has spent years helping others. Now he's the one who needs help.


Arana is currently in a Utah hospital waiting for a heart transplant.

"I wouldn’t wish this on anybody. I can’t do anything," said Danny's mother, Christine Arana said.

While he waits, the community is rallying behind him. Monday night, Rock & Brews on Montgomery opened their doors for anyone who wanted to support the family.

"His medical bills will be phenomenal," Christine said. "I've been told the surgery itself is $700,000 plus."

Christine said her son's spirits are high. As a father to six kids with a wife who has been battling cancer, he has a lot to live for. Through it all, Arana's firefighting family has been there every step of the way. That family includes those he's never even met.

"Those guys all across the country they stick together," Christine said. "I've gotten money from Philadelphia Fire Department, New York Fire Department, and the Boston Fire Department, and they all have GoFundMe pages going back east."

If you would like to donate you can through this link:


Kassi Nelson

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