Kevin Olguin, a 9-year-old boy with cancer in Louisville, Ky., wants one thing: to be a firefighter. Olguin's wish came true recently when members of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 345 made him an honorary firefighter for a day, complete with a uniform, induction ceremony, a proclamation from the mayor and a ride in the Louisville Fire Department's fire truck.
The Courier-Journal reported Olguin was thrilled with his day as a firefighter:
“It’s like a dream,” Kevin said. “It’s cool, having fun here, hanging out with the firefighters. It’s fun.”
Olguin has two of the most aggressive forms of brain tumors and is receiving chemotherapy treatment.
Capt. Mark LaMaster met Olguin at this elementary school where LaMaster works on his days off. After showing Olguin photos of firefighters on his phone to lift his spirits, he invited him to the fire station. Check out the video below, from the Courier-Journal, documenting Olguin's day as a firefighter: