Posted by: Jennifer Mayerle | March 15, 2011

Help A Hero

Last week I met an incredibly strong family, the Landreau’s.

Chris Landreau is a firefighter with Coweta County. He’s been with the department for seven years. He always wanted to be a firefighter and has a passion for helping people. Now he needs help himself.

The married father of two was diagnosed with stage 4 non-hodgkin’s lymphoma in early February. He went to the doctor, with some minor things, but was not prepared for what he learned.

Since his diagnosis, the community has rallied around Chris and his family. Chris is unable to work at the fire department or his second job during treatment, and his wife, Amanda, has stopped working to care for Chris and their two daughters. Several fundraisers have been planned to help the family.

To learn more about Chris and how you can help, go to

Also, former American Idol contestant Corbett Jackson wrote and recorded a song as a tribute to Chris. It’s called, “Heart of a Champion.” You can download it on Itunes. All of the proceeds go to Chris and his family.

Chris is currently going through his second round of chemo. He has at least four more to go.

To see the story we did on Chris, go to:

Chris Landreau



  1. AWsome !!!!!!!

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