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PF&R Employees Show their Support to Young Burn Victim & Family


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For over two months, Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) employees have been visiting 2-year-old Hudson Cavner in the Oregon Burn Center on their own time from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm every day.

On June 1, 2010, the Cavner family were in their private plane when it crashed in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Stacie Cavner, her husband, Preston, and their 2-year-old son, Hudson, and family friend Rachel Zientek, 16, of Texas, survived the crash. The Cavners' son Myles, 4, was killed. 

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Hudson, Stacie, and Preston were badly burned and transported to the Oregon Burn Center.

Since both Hudson's mother and father are unable to sit with Hudson for long periods of time due to their own injuries, Portland Fire & Rescue has volunteered to give both sets of Grandparents a daily break from the hospital setting.

PF&R employees look forward everyday to reading books and playing with Hudson in the Healing Garden, watching movies with him, or taking him to visit his father and mother in their rooms.


  Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  June 22, 2010


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Belinda Loucks

July 22, 2010 at 4:17 PM

I think it is amazing what the PFD is doing in regards to this family. I wish them all a speedy and healthy recovery. I am sending extra prayers and healing thoughts their way.


Kathleen Christenson

July 23, 2010 at 9:23 AM

...thankyou, Portland Fire and Rescue!
-this is a gift and an uplifting memory that Hudson, Stacie, Preston, and the grandparents will remember for years to come...

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