BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - Bluffton firefighters are helping to make Christmas a little brighter for two little girls dealing with severe health issues.
On Tuesday, the cooking team announced they raised $11,000 during their seventh annual Boston Butts fund-raiser held at Katie O'Donald's on Dec. 9.
They presented the families checks. Chloe, 5, was diagnosed with a genetic disease that causes tumors on the organs and 10-year-old Kimberly suffers from cerebral palsy. Both families say this money will help in a big way.
"It's been amazing what [the] Bluffton Fire Department has done for us. Everyone has done so much for us here, they all put in a lot of effort. It's been great," said Chloe's dad, Matt Bredeson.
"They didn't sleep the whole night. This little one was all excited because she knew what was going to happen today and she's excited because they don't have anybody," said Kimberly's family friend, Eunice Martin.
Kimberly's mother said they're going to use some of the money to help buy a car so she is able to take Kimberly to her many doctor appointments out of town. Right now, she has to rely upon other people to get her there.