The Independent Staff
BENTLEY – Bentley Fire Chief Donnie Bean Jr., has a warrant out for his arrest. He needs your help making bail.
It is all in good fun, and for a good cause. Bean is raising money of the Muscular Dystrophy Association or MDA. Two years ago, Bean was locked up for the first time. His bail was set at $1600, but actually raised $2460.
This year, his bail is set at $2,000. Bean is the only firefighter in a group of executives.
MDA is something Bean has always supported in his 15 years as a firefighter. As he has gotten to know many kids and adults affected, one of those kids being his Assistant Chief, Kevin Farlow 's son, it has become more personal to him. Farlow’s son, Chris, and Bean’s son, Taylor, are the same age and they are best friends.
Over the last few years, Bean has witnessed how the MD has progressed and things as simple things like walking has become more of a challenge for Chris. Bean is doing this for Chris; he wants him to be able to run with his son forever.
Bean knows there will be a time that this can no longer happen, but it will not be without giving his all to help find a cure, and help raise money for Chris and all the others affected to live as normal life as they can.
All the money Bean raises stays local. By donating to Bean, you are helping Chris. Your money goes to help pay for some of their treatments, research, and fun things like MDA Summer Camp where the kids get to have a week of fun and feel normal with a bunch of other kids with MD.
You can contribute to Chief Bean’s bail by going to www2.mda.org.