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My name “Chris Landreau” has become the topic for many of my friends and family. It has spread to those that they know and to people that I do not know. When you hear my name, it is associated with a diagnosis of cancer that I received on February 4th when I went to Newnan ER for chest pain and difficulty breathing. I have received lots of prayers and friend requests to help me and my family, so thank you very much. With all of the support that I have received, I thought I would share a little bit of my life with you.
I am 26 years old and work for Coweta County Fire Department. I have been a firefighter for 7 years and I know I found my calling because I love what I do. When the bell rings and we respond to an emergency, I know I am going to help someone in need. It is a wonderful feeling for me and my brothers and sisters to make a difference in someone’s life.
Things that you may not have known about me:
I was born in Tifton, GA and went into foster care at the age of two and lived in Tifton till the age of 6. Brad and Cornelia Landreau of Newnan Ga. were trying to adopt and that’s when we were fortunate to find each other and in June of 1990 I was adopted by my two wonderful parents. I attended Newnan High School and played soccer for the Newnan Cougars.
On May 24, 2002 I graduated from Newnan High School and started dating Amanda Montour. We married on Nov 26, 2003 and shortly after I was hired by Coweta Fire. I started recruit class for the fire department on July 20, 2004. Five days after my career started with the fire department, Amanda and I had our first child named Kaylee. I remember pushing her down the hall from delivery to the nursery, afraid to let her go till the hospital put a band on her telling everyone she was ours. I will never forget this day. Three years later the good Lord blessed us with another girl named Kensley. If anyone was wondering she is still a handful today, and just as much of a blessing as the day we brought her home.
I am blessed with the ability to accomplish just about anything. I have spent my adult life working in the health care field and doing remodeling work on the side. I feel blessed to have three things that are very special to me, which are my church family, my family, and the fire department family. In 2010 we joined Providence Baptist Church and began helping teach the youth on Wednesday nights. This has been a blessing because I have learned just as much from them as they have from me. I have always been in good health so I knew something wasn't right and on February 4, 2011 I went to the emergency room thinking that I had a blood pressure issue. The doctor came in after completing several tests and advised me that they found a mass in my chest. After a long weekend, we found out that the mass in my chest was cancer. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. I am currently receiving treatment at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.
I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of you that have supported me and my family. I know with all of the prayers and support that I will beat this cancer. I feel blessed to have such an enormous support group family. I look forward to meeting all of you one day to tell you thank you. I will never forget the help you have given me in my time of need. May your family be as blessed as mine.
Thanks again. Chris Landreau