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Thursday, August 6, 2020
5204 Tx HWY 3, Dickinson Tx 77539
Texas City Honorary Firefighter Kendall Sumners passing
From Chief Zacherl:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Texas City Honorary Firefighter Kendall Sumners late yesterday afternoon.
Kendall suffered from cystic fibrosis and had multiple organ transplants yet remained very ill due to complications associated with rejection.
In spite of her medical condition she woke up each morning and continued to not only fight for her life, but help others. Kendall made the most of each day. She enjoyed baking, dancing, modeling and served as a varsity cheerleader, a member of the Student Council, the Senior Steering Committee, Project Graduation, and National Art Honor Society and was a former member of the Show Choir. Kendall graduated this year with the Class of 2020 just as she had planned and was determined to do.
Kendall was also member a of the Texas City Rotary’s Mainland Youth in Government program and this past December served as the EMS Administrator. While visiting Fire Station 1, Kendall asked to sit in the front of a medic unit because as she stated “I usually ride in the back”. Needless to say: Young ladies like Kendall are not supposed to ride in medic units.
That comment and a subsequent discussion with Captain Wiley and Assistant Chief Rubio is when I learned of Kendall’s story and as we talked about it, the three of us realized that Kendall is probably the bravest person we had ever met and on February 5, 2020 became an honorary member of the Texas City Fire Department.
There was no quit in Kendall, she possessed an abundance of courage, strength, and determination; qualities that empower one to continually move forward despite overwhelming odds and an extraordinarily difficult circumstance.
Kendall is and was truly a Warrior Princess.
(Services to be announced)
David B. Zacherl
Texas City Fire Dept.
League City Firefighters Association
is sponsoring a RAFFLE
Winners will be drawn on
August 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM
All Proceeds will go to the LCFA "Assist the First Responders Fund"
Our deepest Sympathies go to Butch Edwards from the Hitchcock VFD for the loss of his precious wife, Virginia. She went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2020. Information will follow when notified of any pending services.
PLEASE KEEP BUTCH and his entire family in your prayers.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
Symptoms* of COVID-19
Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
* Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you have been in China within the past 14 days, been exposed to a sick traveler from China, or been exposed to a person with COVID-19, call your doctor.
For updates and more information, visit dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
- Galveston County Health District: https://www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
- State of Texas