DAMON E. BILLECK
May 7, 2004 - April 3, 2018
A HERO is someone who combats adversity through bravery or strength, often sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good.
This one word best describes 13 year old Damon Enrico Billeck. Damon fought Osteosarcoma Bone Cancer for over four years. He braved years of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, and the amputation of his left arm.
All with a huge smile.
His heart for service illuminated even the darkest places including the cancer unit of University Children's Hospital in San Antonio. It was there that he teamed up with Fire Station 11 securing a bell from an old fire truck. The bell re-purposed as a "cancer bell" continues to shine as a beacon of hope for pediatric cancer patients to ring upon completion of treatment.