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Boy w/ cancer becomes IE firefighter for day

August 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A boy battling brain cancer had his wish come true: He became a firefighter for a day.

The smallest firefighter of Rancho Cucamonga Fire District, Josh Garcia, suited up with his very own gear, including a helmet with his name.

Firefighters at Banyan Fire Station welcomed him with a pancake breakfast and a tour of their station.

Then with lights flashing and sirens blaring, Garcia and a few friends got a ride to their school, complete with an escort of emergency vehicles.

His parents said they've been deeply touched by the outpouring of community support.

"A lot of positive happy moments - that's what we need," said Garcia's mother, Karen.

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