FSFD hosts ride to benefit ‘Krazy Kool Carter’

By Jason E. Silvers
Fort Scott Tribune – June 13, 2018

Carter Collier smiles prior to taking a ride aboard Fire Engine 1 Saturday afternoon. Carter got to wear her own fire helmet, which featured the words “Krazy Kool Carter” on the front. Photo by Jason E. Silvers

The 4th annual Fort Scott Fire Department benefit ride took place Saturday to benefit Carter Collier, a Fort Scott youth who was born with a rare disorder called Koolen-de Vries syndrome.

The ride started Saturday afternoon in front of the fire station on National Avenue, went through a few nearby cities and ended in front of Holmtown Pub, where food was served and a live band provided entertainment. Along the route, riders raised money for Carter and her family.

Children who attended were provided with his or her own custom Fort Scott Junior Firefighter T-shirt along with his or her own fire department helmet.

All proceeds from the event go to the Collier family to help with any expenses they incur. Koolen-de Vries syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a deletion of a segment of a chromosome that contains six genes.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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