The remarkable pay it forward campaign in memory of Alyssa O'Neill continues to inspire. Today it's a local fire department using an annual event to help. The Lakeshore Fire Department hosted their annual open house Saturday. This event brings community members out to tour the facility, explore the different vehicles and hear from other local organizations. The fire department also brought kids into a room filled with smoke and taught them how to safely escape a fire in an emergency. People attending the event say this is a great way for the community to meet their local rescuers and learn how to stay safe. Every year the fire station hosts this event they normally collect donations for the department but this year they were inspired by the AJO movement. Firefighters wore purple ribbons and wrote #AJO on their cheeks. The department set up firefighters boots for the donations throughout the event. They also hung a banner with Alyssa's initials to support the movement. All donations raised will go to AJO forever in our hearts to help raise epilepsy awareness. Lakeshore Fire Department is just one of the many organizations joining the movement and paying it forward for a good cause. We talked to the O’Neil family about how fast this movement is spreading. They told us it is amazing, one day they think today it could never be topped and then the next it continues to grow.
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