By Kelsy Schlotthauer, Tulsa World:
The Tulsa Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own after a battle with cancer ended this weekend.
Mark Meyer, the former Tulsa firefighter who founded Hydrants of Hope and affected countless children who were also battling cancer, died Saturday.
The department posted a picture of a badge bearing a black band to its Facebook page about 4 p.m. Saturday, saying a “very special person” had left the world, and it would not be the same without him. On Sunday, the department identified that special person as Meyer, a more than 15-year veteran.
Meyer was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer after a tumor was discovered in his abdomen during a routine physical in March 2012. During his time in treatment, he took notice of the number of children who were fighting battles of their own.
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