3 students at Orleans/Niagara BOCES receive Liam’s Legacy Award
Those students all are active volunteer firefighters
Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES
MEDINA – Jennifer Raduns wanted to do something to honor the memory of her grandson Liam.
The six-month old baby was beaten by his father in 2016 and later died from his injuries. She shared the heartbreaking story with students at the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers before she handed out scholarships to Justin McAdoo (Medina), Ben Kalbfliesh (Starpoint) and Evan Davis (Niagara Falls).
The students were chosen because they are all actively involved in volunteer fire departments. “I wanted to pay homage to the first responders who tried to save Liam’s life,” says Ms. Raduns. McAdoo graduated from the Diesel Technology Program at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center and volunteers with the Ridgeway Fire Department. He wants to be a career firefighter.
Kalbfliesh is a graduate from the EMS program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. He is a firefighter and EMT and volunteers with Wendelville Volunteer Fire Department and Tri Community Ambulance.
Davis is a graduate from the EMS program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center as well. He is a certified EMT and a member of Tri Community Ambulance. All the young men have shown outstanding dedication to their communities.