By Sophia Hernandez, WCTV:
Hundreds from across the state of Florida gathered at the Capitol on Thursday as firefighters and their families encouraged lawmakers to pass legislation for unified cancer coverage.
Firefighter Tom Hill’s passion for the cause started after two of his closest friends, and fellow firemen, were diagnosed with cancer,
“Two of them made a huge impact, that’s why I am doing this now,” he said.
Before his friends passed away, Hill says that they were aware that their families would not be protected by the state.
“Us as firemen, if we get cancer and we pass away, we’re not worried about us, just take care of my family,” Hill said.
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