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Austin firefighters throw benefit concert for Colin Camp at Stubbs

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Sunday night, the Austin Firefighter's Association and the group "18 Below" sponsored a benefit concert at Stubbs for firefighter Colin Camp.

Back in June, Camp was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle on Manchaca.

He was rushed to UMC Brackenridge and many weren't sure if he'd make it.

60-year old Stephen Murphy was arrested for aggravated assault with a vehicle and failure to stop and render aid.

In the meantime, Camp is improving but he's still in a coma and the medical bills are piling up.

Battalion Chief Palmer Buck worked alongside Camp.  He says Camp is part of the special operations group.  So he's not only a firefighter, he also does hazardous materials response and water rescues.

"If he wasn't working at the fire department, he was biking, he was playing soccer, he was playing basketball, always on the go," Buck said.

Firefighter Michael Lamure may not know camp very well but he wanted to help.

Lamure helped start "18 below," a group where kids from 12-18 years-old can play music in a drug-free, creative environment...and they wanted to step in to help Colin Camp.

"When they heard about Colin, they knew I was a firefighter and they mentioned it to me like 'Hey we want to do something to help Colin out, we want to do something for this guy, what are we going to do?'  And I said 'Let's put on a concert, let's do this," Lamure said.

"This is really important and I really hope that we just raise all the money we can because that family really deserves it," said Jendayi Bonds with the band "Charlie Belle."

The firefighters say Stubbs let them have the space for free.

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