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Old 04-01-2009, 01:37 AM
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sad story

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 if we can make your wish come true.'

Later that day she went to her local fire
Department in Phoenix, Arizona, 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 to 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 in Phoenix 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 doctor 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 floor 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.

With
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
Singing..'
He closed his eyes one last time.
 
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That was really sad. I hate to see people dying.
I already had two immediate family members who already died.
And I tell you, losing someone gets even more real if it is happening to you.
 
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Thats A Very sad Story but Its Good That He Died Smiling,
But its would be very hard for her mom to see her 6 year old child dieing,
just cant imagine,
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:16 PM
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OMG...this story made me cry...so sad..
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:08 PM
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thats very touching..i admire how brave billy was.. btw, is this really a true story?
 
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:38 PM
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thats very touching..i admire how brave billy was.. btw, is this really a true story?
probably, there are lots of posts about it
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...earch&aq=f&oq=
http://ekbdc.wordpress.com/2009/03/0...oys-last-wish/
http://www.efires.us/index.cfm/Six_Year_Old_Dream
http://www.sodahead.com/question/253...-story/?page=2
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It was a sad story, I wish that every son is that brave.
 
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:58 PM
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It's true but his name wasn't Billy. It was Frank something...
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So sad to what happened to his mom but this is very inspiring story especially to those people who've lost their parents and hope's in life..

BTW muddy? Wondering why franks was the real name of billy when I looked up what jabo post above the story tell it was billy
 
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His real name was Frank "Bopsy" Salazar.
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That's very sad but enlightening story... He's such a very brave boy!
 
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alright thanks muddy for that information wow your great!
 
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So sad to what happened to his mom but this is very inspiring story especially to those people who've lost their parents and hope's in life..
errrr, wasn't it about a parent loosing her child? anyways I think the mother did great for the kid.. she got him his wish...
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So sad to what happened to his mom but this is very inspiring story especially to those people who've lost their parents and hope's in life..
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uhmm.im confused..

lost their parents? i thought the boy or billy was the one who passed away..

anyways a lost parent, son daughter or friend..they're all painful...
 
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sighs I've got the wrong words sorry sighs i cannot edit it...

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to jabo I said so sad to what happened to his mom I mean about having leukemia and she past away.. very inspiring story cause billy did the right thing i mean accepting it with his brave attitude and facing his new life without his mom... sighs
but his mom didn't died? it was Billy who passed away
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it was Billy who passed away
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a very sad story. I admire billy's mother, she is so brave although it's really hard to accept to see your son is dying. 6 years is too short is show how much you love your son.
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This is a very touching story.

Losing the one you loved is really hard. Accepting the situation that you will never see him in your entire life is very painful. Good thing, her mother doesn't lose hope.
 
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I salute to all people who helped that boy to bring smile on his face at last moment.
 
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