HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On October 3, 2011, Camille DesJardins (age 8), who suffers from both epilepsy and cerebral palsy, endured a respiratory crisis. Unlike her previous ER admissions, this event escalated very quickly. Her parents, Steve and Julie DesJardins, called 911 and within minutes, LAFD Engine 27 arrived and the paramedics were able to stabilize and transport her to the ER. Camille and her family are profoundly grateful to the six firemen who arrived at her home that morning.
Camille has shared her journey publicly through her website and other vehicles. Over the years, this has served as a resource for children like Camille that suffer from epilepsy and cerebral palsy all over the world.
Camille inspired the first Epilepsy Foundation of Los Angeles Care & Cure event in 2005 which has raised over $3.5 million, to-date, and has funded pediatric epilepsy fellowships in the Los Angeles.
In cooperation with the LAFD and the FIRST-IN FIRE FOUNDATION "Friends of the Fire Department & Fire Service", Camille would like to honor her local firefighters for their everyday service and bravery.
The evening will comprise of a dinner with the entire battalion, fire truck rides, station tours and an award presentation honoring the six humble heroes that stated they were "just doing their job" when they saved Camille's life.
Camille's LAFD “Thank You” Event
Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 PM
Engine 27 Fire Station
1327 N. Cole Avenue, Hollywood, CA
Source: Camille DesJardins