LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Heroes helping heroes.
Patrick Moody and David Cox, two local firefighters, are determined to be the first in line for first responders.
The two have served their communities for a combined 27.5 years, but they may never get to roll out the equipment or put on their uniforms again.
"I've been with Lyn Dan Heights for over 12 years now," Partick Moody, President of Brothers in Arms, said. "My time out helping the public is probably not going to ride any more trucks."
"I worked for the City of Lynchburg for 15 and 1/2 years before I retired," David Cox, Vice President of Brothers in Arms, said.
Moody has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and Cox has been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, an autoimmune and neuromuscular disease
But, just because they are fighting for their lives doesn't mean they aren't still ready to fight for tothers.
Moody and Cox established Brothers in Arms, a nonprofit that offers financial help to first responders that are going through similar situations - they want to be able to provide some assistance to first responders and their families in the early stages of a life debilitating illness or cancer.
Since the community has helped them for so long, the two said it's their turn to help out.
"It's in our nature," Cox said. "That's what we do, help one another."
Moody and Cox are currently doing a t-Shirt sale and a gun raffle to help raise money for Brothers in Arms.
You can get more information on their Facebook page here.