Retired Greensboro firefighter walks to Duke to support child battling cancer

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — For firefighters, serving others is part of the job.

But a recently retired Greensboro fire captain went above and beyond to help a fellow firefighter and his son, who is battling stage four cancer.

Capt. Tim Gibbs walked from Fire Station No. 7 on East Wendover Avenue in Greensboro to Durham.

Gibbs walked to Duke Medical Center because that’s where 8-year-old Morgan Nolen is currently receiving stem cell treatment.

Gibbs hopes his walk will raise awareness for a fundraiser event happening in October.

Gibbs started his walk on Thursday. He walked in full gear despite the heat and didn’t seem to mind at all.

The event was sponsored by the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro Local 947 and Ignite the Spirit.