Community rallies around FF/medic battling kidney disease
His fellow firefighters are also holding benefits to help alleviate financial stress
By Arezow Doost
DALLAS – From his hospital bed at UT Southwestern’s St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas, Randy Potter looks over at his helmet. It’s got the number 479 on it and it’s the one he uses when he’s fighting fires.
“The guys from the station brought my helmet as incentive to get well and get back to work because they miss me,” says Potter. “It gives me strength to look over there and know even though I’m not there I’m still part of the team.”
Potter, 36, is a Southlake Firefighter and paramedic and battling a rare kidney disease.