Firefighters Honor Dying Boy with Photos

Firefighters honor dying boy with 'Dyrk' photos

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    Dyrk Burcie and his Dad in 2011 at a baseball fundraiser put on by Dallas firefighters to raise money for Dyrk and his family.

    Firefighters across Texas are trying to help a colleague's family cope with their 4-year-old son's terminal cancer, one photo at a time.

    Dallas firefighter Dameon Burcie told fellow firefighters in April that his son, Dyrk, wouldn't continue intensive treatment.

    Firefighters rose to the task of cheering up the family by organizing pictures that spelled out Dyrk's name and a message.

    The effort spread and photos were posted on a Facebook page devoted to Dyrk.

    Ronnie Roe, a Burcie family friend and fellow Dallas firefighter said, "They're getting really creative with some of their messages."

    One photo included two fire trucks and digitally added logos from "Transformers," Dyrk's favorite.
    Another photo was taken from 100 feet in the air, capturing "DYRK" spelled out in burning hay.

    When Burcie's fellow firefighters first heard about Dyrk's diagnosis in 2011 they organized a charity baseball game to raise money for the family's increasing medical bills. The team raised over $10,000 for the Burcie family during that event.