My 9 year old daughter, Add Carroll, inspires countless people every day by courageously fighting a progressive battle against a complex life-threatening disease. She requires frequent out-of-state medical care on an average of one day per week over her lifetime and there have been countless, powerful highs and scary lows on this unique journey. One time we feared the worst was in late 2018 when she was hospital and homebound for over two months. The support of her community, Essex Fire & Rescue and blood transfusions brought her back to continue inspiring us. Addi’s firefighters and other loved ones are so very thankful for this gift of life and we would like others to have the same chance. To this end, The Essex Fire Fighter’s Association has organized a Blood Drive, Food Drive and Angel Flight NorthEast Fundraiser all in honor of their Fire Girl Addi. If you are unable to donate blood or power reds on 2/15 at the blood drive at Founders Memorial School in Essex, please consider counting your next donation toward the blood drive in honor of Addi by signing up via this sleeves up campaign!