Elm Grove fifth grader Daniel Crane was given his very own fireman gear, toured the station, and even received a fire helmet signed by firefighters.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
The Bossier City Fire Department granted 11-year-old Daniel Crane's wish to be a firefighter on Tuesday, at least for the day. It was the surprise of a lifetime for Crane who smiled ear to ear, as the firefighters welcomed him in. "He's always been fascinated with firemen, he loves to be around them, he honors them, they are really his heroes," said Daniel's mother Tamara Crane.
Daniel's dream is shared by little boys all over, but he faces challenges many don't. He has muscular dystrophy and autism, "He has multiple disabilities but it doesn't keep him from living his life," said Crane.
The Elm Grove fifth grader was given his very own fireman gear, toured the station, and even received a fire helmet signed by firefighters.
Daniel's surprise was made possible by an organization called the "Pay it Forward Networking," it's a brand new group based out of Bossier, that aims to fulfill the wishes of sick and disabled children. The network uses their Facebook page to post wishes, and people can volunteer to fulfill them.
Kassi Robinson started the group last month. "Every time we post a wish, it's amazing within an hour, you almost have people fighting over granting that wish," said Robinson.
"Pay it Forward Networking" was launched only six weeks ago and is run purely by volunteers. They so far have been able to fulfill 11 wishes for children with disabilities. Robinson has been amazed by the outpouring of support for the organization.
Daniel's reaction to his big day, has his mom wanting to do exactly what the name of the network suggests, pay it forward.