Milwaukee firefighters help brother battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee firefighter used to saving others now needs a little saving of his own after he was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“It must be tough because you’re on your last leg,” said Carl Peterson. “It may be the last chance for you to live.”

That’s the harsh reality a local firefighter is now forced to confront. Brian Cox was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October of 2016 and although he’s used to battling fires in his career, this is the biggest blaze Brian’s has gone up against thus far. He now needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.

“I’m to the point where I know that I need help and I know that I need a lot of help,” Cox said.

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