Toward the beginning of every Macungie Council meeting there is time built in for council members to praise or comment on any topic.
And during "Council Compliments, Complaints, Petitions and Appeals" at the Dec. 17 meeting, Council Member Debra Cope called council's attention to a recent Patch story about Nathan Norman, a six-year-old boy from Rustburg, Va., who has brain cancer.
The future does not look bright for the tyke, he takes great pleasure in anything related to police, firefighters or EMTs.
Cope was touched by the story and passed it along to Macungie Police and Fire officials to see if they wanted to help.
"Macungie Police Chief Ed Harry sent cards and patches from the Macungie Police Department, the Hazleton Police Department and from the Hazleton SWAT team.
"And Fire Chief Mike Natysyn enlisted 15 firefighters to send cards to the boy," Cope said.