WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (WTNH) – Fire departments in Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge are teaming up to show support for a young girl with strong firefighter ties, who is fighting cancer. Each of the three departments has wrapped a fire truck in purple in honor of little Chloe Clemens, who in June, at just 9 months of age, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, which is cancer of the nerve tissue. Purple is the national color of support for people who are fighting that type of cancer. The trucks also have gold ribbons, that show support for all children with cancer.
Chloe’s grandfather Mike is a retired member of the Orange Fire Department. Her parents grew up in Orange and live in Woodbridge. Neurblastoma is one of the most common childhood cancers, with about 650 cases reported every year in the U.S. Most of the children who get it are under two years old.
The family has asked that donations be sent in Chloe’s name to the Tommy Fund at Yale.