NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP It was quite the spicy competition at the North Platte Fire Department Wednesday morning.
Fire Chief Dennis Thompson and his three sons, Derek, Justin and Ryan, who are also firefighters, braved the "Choco Loco Challenge," a national competition that benefits prostate cancer research.
However, the Thompson's added a twist by not only challenging members of the North Platte Police Department, but they are also raising money for Jodi and Bill Simants' 11-year-old son Grady, who was recently re-diagnosed with Medulloblastoma. Although this type of cancer is rare, it's the most common cancerous brain tumor found in children.
The Thompson's hope their efforts will help the Simants as they prepare to fight this horrible disease for a second time.
"We have been worried about this since we took the challenge, but in the end it was for a good cause, great people," Dennis Thompson said. "The little bit of pain and burn we felt was nothing compared to those that are fighting cancer and what they are going through, so this was nothing."
The Simants will be headed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee soon.
If you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking on the Go Fund Me Page for Grady provided or you can personally make your donation at Fire Station #1.