Brandon Peterson was a man who dedicated his life to serving others as a professional firefighter in the City of Lancaster. He was a 10-year veteran of the department and, sadly, he would succumb to lung cancer due to his occupation.
His family, led by his parents and wife, and several Lancaster Firefighters will honor his life by dedicating their participation in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb at SMU Stadium on April 29 to raise awareness and funding for research for a cure.
Peterson's journey with lung cancer began with a persistent cough that wouldn't go away. Further tests revealed that he had stage four lung cancer that had spread to other parts of his body. Peterson's diagnosis was a devastating blow, but he was determined to fight the disease with everything he had. Despite these challenges, he remained positive and focused on beating his illness and continued to serve as a firefighter for as long as he could.
Unfortunately, Peterson passed away on December 29, 2020. He was more than just a firefighter. He was a loving husband, father, and son who lived his life with compassion, honor, and loyalty. He will always be remembered for his selflessness, his courage, and his unwavering dedication to serving others.
This year's Fight For Air Climb is an opportunity to honor the memory of individuals who have suffered from lung disease and to show support for those who are presently struggling to breathe. The Fight For Air Climb in Dallas will tackle the iconic SMU Stadium, centrally located in the heart of Dallas, Texas.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.