People who knew Oglesby fire fighter Evan Knoblauch admire him for his courage against cancer. The 20-year old went through fire fighter training, despite the pain the disease and treatments often put him in. Oglesby Fire Chief Ron Papurello posted on social media yesterday, his officers would often try to get him to take a break, but Knoblauch insisted on pushing ahead.
The Pink Heals fire trucks visited Oglesby for Knoblauch Sunday. His supporters just recently announced a flag football game will be held in Knoblauch’s honor this Friday night at St. Bede Academy.
Knoblauch’s father is Oglesby Police Chief James Knoblauch.