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Firedaughter Clothing honors Granite Mountain Hotshots

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It's been one month since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew were killed while battling the Yarnell hill fire.

Since then, there have been dozens and dozens of fundraisers to benefit the family members of each of these heroes.

One valley firefighter's wife is hoping to keep their legacy alive forever.

"This is how I do everything, how I celebrate, how I grieve is making t-shirts as silly as it may sound," said Firedaughter Clothing's Samya Cochran.

Cochran's clothing company started in her home seven years ago. She is the wife of a firefighter
and her mission with her shirts is to uplift and inspire all walks of life.

But like so many of us, when she learned of the horrible tragedy in Yarnell, it hit her hard.

"All firefighter wives.. anytime something happens to one of them, you think oh my gosh, what if that was my husband," she said.

"I remember 9/11.. everyone was devastated.  Obviously what we felt.. what I felt.. can't compare with anyone who was there at the time, but all those firefighters running in and everyone was running out, I picture my husband and so with this, I picture my husband and the worst thing that I can imagine is people forgetting about it."

So she went to work on a remembrance t-shirt.  One to be worn forever in hopes of keeping these heroes at the forefront of our minds.

"They will wear it, they'll put it on their kids and they will be wearing it for 10 years and every time they wear it, someone will see it and they will remember it and they will remember these men and that's everything to me."

The shirt is simple yet symbolic -- from the words Hot Shots and Yarnell too.

"Using the Maltese crosses and the 19 for the men that died, the Psalm 23 I had read in some articles was what the pastor read at the funerals and you know obviously is devastating and that Psalm just thinking of being there and being your husband there was just a lot of emotion that went into it, explained Cochran.

"People have such short memories and I would need to know that people remembered my husband and so this is my best way I can do making sure that happens."

Firedaughter Clothing
7137 E. Stetson Dr.; 2nd floor
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
www.etsy.com/shop/FiredaughterClothing

 

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