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Cancer patient welcomed as honorary firefighter

2 years ago February 04, 2013 Feb 4, 2013 Monday, February 04 2013 Monday, February 04, 2013 10:37:08 AM EST in News
Source: West Feliciana Fire Protection District

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."

 

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