Fighting the flu: Minneapolis firefighter saving lives in his father's memory

December 15, 2022
A firefighter talking inside a fire station

At 15 years old, Mark DeLude lost his father, Minneapolis firefighter Barry DeLude, to complications from the flu. His father did not get the flu shot that year.

Mark, who is following in his father’s footsteps as a Minneapolis firefighter, will always have an emptiness in his heart as his father never saw him put on the uniform.

Mark tells anyone he can to get the flu shot. Please share this video of Mark telling his story. And visit your healthcare provider or find a flu clinic to get your shot today.