Cancer patient welcomed as honorary firefighter
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Firefighters in West Feliciana Parish honored the bravery of a child fighting cancer by making him an honorary member of the department.
The department gave James Walker Jr., or J. J., some simple firefighter training and took him on a ride in one of their pump and rescue trucks.
James Wood with the Fire Protection District said J. J. Was diagnosed with brain cancer more than a year ago and has traveled several times to St. Jude Children's Hospital for treatment. Wood said his certificate honored him for his "bravery, courageousness, compassion and heart."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU senior brings Spanish flair to LSU football broadcasts
Manufactured housing unit fails inspection, locked for days
Volunteer firefighters needed in West Baton Rouge Parish
Vehicle rear-ends school bus on LA 77; driver injured
More than 500 FEMA housing units approved for disaster victims