The town of Windsor came together for a special little girl today battling a rare form of cancer.
Town employees and residents formed a heart for the 2-year-old daughter of a town volunteer firefighter.
Hailey Pinard, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The cancer affects the nervous system.
Those who posed for the photo were asked to donate to help raise money for Hailey's medical expenses. The town raised more than $2,000.
Hailey and her family were unable to attend the event because she was receiving chemotherapy treatment at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
“She doesn’t know what’s going on. She’s still that fun bouncy little girl,” said Michael Bigda, a family friend and fellow firefighter.
Hailey’s father, Chris, has been a dedicated volunteer firefighter in Windsor for about 12 years. So for his fellow firefighters, a ladder truck to take the aerial photo was the only way to go!
“It represents the love it represents the love that we all feel,” Said Karen Andrews of Windsor.
“We have a heart, everyone here. It’s about a sick child and everyone is here to help,” Said Bigda.
Chris Pinard issued a statement:
"I would like to thank everyone for their support today and their continued support. Especially thank you to Jim's Pizza, Dom's Pepperidge Farms and Union Station Tavern for their donations to the Pasta Dinner. I wish I could have been there today, but needed to tend to my daughter."
A pasta dinner in support of Hailey's cancer fight will be held Friday, June 3 from 5 PM - 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door for all you can eat pasta, a silent auction and raffle. The dinner will be held at the Hayden Fire Station on 54 Basswood Road in Windsor.
You can also donate on Hailey's GoFundMe Page.