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Fireman Story,good Read,thought I Would Share!


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In Phoenix , Arizona , a 26-year-old mother stared down

at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia.


Although her heart was filled with sadness,


she also had a strong feeling of determination.

Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up &

fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible..



The leukemia would see to that. But she still

wanted her son's dream to come true.


She took her son' s hand and asked,

'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted

to be once you grew up?

Did you ever dream and wish what you would

do with your life?'


Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman

when I grew up.'


Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see i f we can

make your wish come true.'


Later that day she went to her local fire

Department in Phoenix , A rizona , where she met

Fireman Bob, who had! a heart as big as Phoenix


She explained her son's final wish and

Asked if it might be possible

to give her 6 year-old son a ride around the block on a fire engine


Fireman Bob said, 'Look, we can do

better than that. If you'll have your son ready at

seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make

him an honorary Fireman for the whole day.

He can come down to the fire station, eat with us,

go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards!


And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform

for him, with a real fire hat - not a toy -- one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots.'


'They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix ,

so we can get them fast.'



Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy,

dressed him in his uniform and escorted him from his hospital bed t o the waiting hook and ladder truck.


Billy got to sit on the back of the truck

and help steer it back to the fire station.

He was in heaven.



There were three fire calls inPhoenix that day

and Billy got to go out on all three calls.


He rode in the different fire engines,

the Paramedic's' van,

and even the fire chief's car.


He was also videotaped for the

local news program.


Having his dream come true,

with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy, that he lived three months longer than any doc tor thought possible.


One night all of his vital signs began to

drop dramatically and the head nurse, who believed

in the hospice concept - that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital.


Then she remembered the day Billy had spent

as a Fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and

asked if it would be possible to send a fireman

in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition.


The chief replied, 'We can do better than that.

We'll be there in five minutes.. Will you please do me a favor?


When you hear the sirens screaming and see the

lights flashing, will you announce over the

PA system that there is not a fire?'


'It's the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time. And will

you open the window to his room?'


About five minutes later a

hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy's third f l oor open window--------

16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room


With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him.


His dying breath,

Billy looked up at the fire chief and said,


'Chief, am I really a fireman now?'


'Billy, you are, and

The Head Chief,

Jesus, is holding your hand,' the chief said



With those words, Billy smiled and said,

'I know, He's

Been holding my hand all day, and

The angels have been



He closed his eyes one last time.






Instructions were to send this to at least four

People that I

Wanted God to bless and I picked you.


Please pass this to at

Least four people you


To be blessed.


Story is powerful and there is nothing attached,


Do not break this pattern;

Uplifting stories are one of the best

Gifts we receive.

There is no cost, but a lot of rewards, let's


Continue to uplift one another~


True Story

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Thats a wonderful story.......Gosh whats up with all u guys posting up stories and making me cry lol


damn this story brought a tear to my eyes as well. thats awsome the fire dept. did that. through all the mass crazy things and heartless action filled in this world today. it just touches me to know that there is still good in it.

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