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Video: Boy with cancer becomes firefighter for a day

The 9-year-old has two glioblastomas, the most aggressive form of brain tumors

By Mark Vanderhoff
The Courier-Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kevin Olguin, a 9-year-old cancer patient, wants to be a firefighter. The Louisville Fire Department made his dream come true Wednesday by making him a firefighter for the day — complete with his own uniform, a ride in a fire truck, a firefighter induction ceremony and even a proclamation from the mayor.

“It’s like a dream,” Kevin said. “It’s cool, having fun here, hanging out with the firefighters. It’s fun.”

Kevin has two glioblastomas, the most aggressive form of brain tumors, and is undergoing chemotherapy. He met Capt. Mark LaMaster at his school, Klondike Lane Elementary. Kevin wasn’t feeling well and LaMaster — who works at the school on his days off — lifted Kevin’s spirits showing him firefighting photos on his mobile phone.

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Corey Moore Corey Moore Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:23:46 PM That touched my heart

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