Jeff and Steph Ward met through the fire service and have been married since December 2012.
Their son, Hunter Ward, was born after 6 1/2 years of infertility and various treatments. Hunter was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus and a severe growth restriction due to a restriction in his placenta.
Hunter Daniel Ward was born via emergency C-section Feb. 7, 2020 at 5:17 a.m. at 24 weeks gestation after his mother was hospitalized with the pregnancy complication Pre-Eclampsia. He weighed .98 lbs. and was 10 1/2 inches long.
On Feb. 21, 2020, Hunter peacefully passed away at 6:19 p.m. being held by his parents. Hunter fought relentlessly for 14 days in Crouse Hospital NICU in Syracuse.
Throughout the little life of Hunter he inspired and encouraged people to Fight Like Hunter. The Hunter’s 221 Foundation was created in memory of Hunter to lend a helping hand to the children of first responders who are sick or in need.
Over the last three years, several families have received with gifts to help ease their time of need.
On Saturday, July 8 the Foundation is hosting a Craft Fair and Chicken Barbecue at the Cedarville Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Chicken Barbecue will be sold for $15 a dinner.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. or on Facebook at Hunter’s 221 Foundation, Inc.