Pine Belt firefighters grant hope to girl suffering through skin - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Pine Belt firefighters grant hope to girl suffering through skin condition

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
HATTIESBURG, MS -

Some days, life feels like a never ending battle for a young girl and her family as they deal with her severe Atopic dermatitis.  

When her parents put up a Facebook post about her struggle and love for firefighters, an outpouring of support gave Vickie hope. 

Every scratch could lead to a staph infection, weakness hinders walking, and some days the skin complications coming with Vickie's skin condition cause her to lose hope.  

"When she gets depressed or gets sad, it really hits hard on me and mama here,"  said Robert Waller, Vickie's father. "I just put a post on there a few seconds ago. I'm feeling extremely blessed for all of the out pour of support that's happening."

Vickie loves firefighters, and was delighted to get visits from Hattiesburg, Gulfport,and Meridian fire departments who came bearing gifts. 

"We brought her own little personal helmet she can wear," said Alex Bell, Meridian Firefighter. "We really feel that as a community and as a whole group, it helps people realize all the issues that come along."

"I can't express the joy and the feeling of being blessed with what's going on," Waller said. 

The most important gifts the firefighters from all over the Pine Belt could bring was hope.  

"We're going to go through it strong and triumphant. We're going to get through this. Isn't that right," Bell asked Vickie.  

At 42 pounds and in pain a majority of the time, she could still utter one word with a smile. 

"Thank you," Vickie said. 

The valor the firefighters display every day is now paired with compassion for a young girl's hope.     

"If anybody has any free time or anything you can do to support, please come out and help and show some support. Vickie would really like that, and it would really help out the family," Bell said. 

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved.
 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • 2 jailed after failed robbery in Hub City

    2 jailed after failed robbery in Hub City

    Friday, November 24 2017 9:29 AM EST2017-11-24 14:29:30 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    A pair of suspects are behind bars after an apparent drug deal went bad at a Hub City motel.  Hattiesburg police responded to the Deluxe Inn at 900 Broadway Drive for a report of a robbery.  “As officers were conducting their investigation, it was determined that the victim and suspect would both be charged,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Amos Ball and Laquan Jones were both arrested at the scene and charged with conspiracy to commit a ...

    More >>

    A pair of suspects are behind bars after an apparent drug deal went bad at a Hub City motel.  Hattiesburg police responded to the Deluxe Inn at 900 Broadway Drive for a report of a robbery.  “As officers were conducting their investigation, it was determined that the victim and suspect would both be charged,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Amos Ball and Laquan Jones were both arrested at the scene and charged with conspiracy to commit a ...

    More >>
  • 1 injured, 1 jailed in Hattiesburg shooting

    1 injured, 1 jailed in Hattiesburg shooting

    Thursday, November 23 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-24 02:40:16 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    A Thursday night shooting injured one person and landed another behind bars in the Hub City.  Ahmed Atiefa was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault after a shooting at Fat Boys, located at 819 Edwards Street just after 6 p.m.  “A male threw a drink at the cashier, who was Atiefa, and he grabbed a gun and went around the counter and tried to kick the victim, and then shot the victim,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Th...

    More >>

    A Thursday night shooting injured one person and landed another behind bars in the Hub City.  Ahmed Atiefa was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault after a shooting at Fat Boys, located at 819 Edwards Street just after 6 p.m.  “A male threw a drink at the cashier, who was Atiefa, and he grabbed a gun and went around the counter and tried to kick the victim, and then shot the victim,” said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  Th...

    More >>
  • Shoppers get a head start on Black Friday deals

    Shoppers get a head start on Black Friday deals

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:58 PM EST2017-11-24 01:58:56 GMT
    source:wdamsource:wdam

    Black Friday technically starts the day after Thanksgiving, but for many people, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving.

    People were lined up outside of retail stores such as Best Buy, Target, and JC Penny’s as early as 8 pm Thanksgiving Eve to be the first to catch the best deals.

    More >>

    Black Friday technically starts the day after Thanksgiving, but for many people, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving.

    People were lined up outside of retail stores such as Best Buy, Target, and JC Penny’s as early as 8 pm Thanksgiving Eve to be the first to catch the best deals.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly