By Cassandra • 19 February 2020 • 19:05
Angel with his friends the firefighters. Credit: Bomberos de Palma
THE Bomberos (fire fighters) in Palma were particularly touched by a letter they received from seven-year-old Angel who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) a rare disease which means that he is unable to walk and slowly his muscles will deteriorate with little likelihood of a cure. The letter which moved his friends in the fire station so much is reproduced below;
Hello friends! Today I will tell you something. I really want to get older as now I also want to be a firefighter to help people as you have done for me. I live on the fifth floor of an apartment block and the lift has been out of order for two weeks. As you will understand, going up and down to my home is impossible because of the discomfort it causes to me when trying to bend my knees even using the surgical devices. My family tried everything they could to help get out but without success but with a wheelchair, school bag and other things, it is difficult enough to use the lift but image the impossibility without. We, therefore, appealed to the firefighters of Palma, to whom I am tremendously grateful, as they were quite happy to be on hand morning, afternoon and evening to help me so that I could go to school, my physio and enjoy all my normal activities which I had missed. They have been so helpful and nice to us and since then I keep thinking about them and the fantastic work that they do. My thanks, firefighters of Palma for your generous help. I don’t know what we would have done without you.
The Palma fire brigade has shared the story on their social media under the heading My Little Warrior, and this has gone viral.
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