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March 9, 2013

Pinehurst fireman needs help funding cancer expenses

PINEHURST — A friend of the community needs help.

Gordon “Gordy” Fregia, former president and now honorary member of the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department (PHVFD) is battling cancer. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over 15 years with PHVFD.

Gordy has insurance however he is required to pay his out-of-pocket expenses, $6,000, prior to treatment.

Gordy was diagnosed with Colon cancer in January 2012. He went through surgery and months of chemo and was expecting to hear good news when he went for a follow-up. Instead, he was diagnosed again with  colon cancer in January 2013.

The Pinehurst Police Officer’s Association will hold a Link sale 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25 in the Sabine Federal Credit Union, 1939 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst.

The association is also selling raffle tickets for a Mossberg 270 with a scope or $400.

“This could happen to anyone,” Leonard Roff, police officer for the city of Pinehurst. “I hate that he is going through this. He has always been good to us.”

A donation page has been set up at www.giveforward.com as well as a Sabine Federal Credit Union account #1897483. Tell the teller it is a donation for Gordon "Gordy" Fregia.

“Gordy is the type of guy that when someone needs help he always steps up,” Dawanna Kibodeaux, administrative assistant and relief dispatch for Pinehurst Police Department.

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