By Cathy Elelman • 01 April 2020 • 10:58
HEARTWARMING: The firefighters’ gesture is “a gift for us all” at these difficult times, says the Almeria Mayor
CREDIT: Somos Bomberos de Almeria Facebook @DeBomberosAlmeria
KINDHEARTED firefighters have given a young leukaemia survivor in Almeria city a birthday surprise he’s unlikely to forget.
The team quite literally rose to the occasion, going up on the fire engine ladder to the window of the family’s fourth-floor apartment to personally deliver Miguel a toy fire truck to celebrate turning four.
It was a lovely gesture to soften the blow that the big party the little lad’s parents had been planning for their son could not go ahead because of the state of alarm restrictions.
Almeria Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco explained on social media that Miguel’s mum and dad had wanted to make a big deal out of the little boy’s special day this year because he spent his third birthday in hospital fighting leukaemia.
Sadly coronavirus got in the way, so mum and dad got in touch with the Almeria firefighters to see if they could arrange birthday congratulations for the young fire service fan. As the Mayor put it, “No sooner said than done!”
They have, Fernandez-Pacheco said, “given Miguel something more than a gift: they have shown him that sometimes dreams do come true.
“And that right now is a gift for us all.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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