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Waldport firefighter battles cancer with a positive attitude

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 4th, 2014


Members of the Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue District wearing T-shirts reading, “Jiah’s Brigade,” surround Jiah Quayle in front of the Waldport fire station. The volunteer firefighter was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, and a cancerous tumor was found on the arch of his left foot. He underwent surgery to have his foot amputated below the knee last month. COCFR is selling the T-shirts to raise money to help out with Quayle’s medical expenses. (Photo by Abbie Tumbleson)
WALDPORT — Jiah Quayle joined the Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue District (COCFR) as a volunteer firefighter five years ago.

His kids were still too young to play sports, and he wanted something to do with his free time. Firefighting has grown into a passion for Quayle, and he even signed on to the fire district’s executive board in January.



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