Dan Alward

West Licking

Congratulations to our May Hometown Hero, Dan Alward of Licking County. Dan is not only a dedicated firefighter, husband and father, but he also encompasses the true meaning of a lifesaver. When Dan learned his fellow firefighter, Seth Coakley, was sick, Dan did the unthinkable and gave Seth the greatest gift of all – the gift of life – by donating his kidney.

Savings lives is part of a firefighter’s job, but this act of kindness has changed the life of his forever brother, Seth. Both firefighters are doing well and are on the road to recovery.

Congratulations Dan and thank you for your benevolence!