Tulsa firefighters visit Skiatook boy fighting cancer

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A Skiatook boy fighting cancer got a special visit from some Tulsa firefighters over the weekend.

Cash Dean, 10, has been fighting cancer for almost a year now. After visiting his local fire department, he really wanted to see a ladder truck.

His family tried to find him a toy version, but didn’t have any luck. Then, his aunt decided to give the Tulsa Fire Department a call.

A crew came to Cash’s hospital room in Tulsa on Saturday of July 4th weekend. They, of course, drove a ladder truck for Cash to check out. The ladder couldn’t actually be raised that day, however, so a crew showed up again Sunday and raised the ladder to Cash’s hospital room window.

“He was over the moon, when he saw the firefighters come into the room, he lit up, it was just like from being exhausted and like fighting to like what?!” said Cash’s aunt Sierra Simmons.

The crew even gave Cash a helmet badge. With it, he can drive Ladder 123. “They are showing us so much gratitude when really we are so appreciative, it’s not a small thing, it’s huge for our family, they are heroes, they are amazing, and we’re so appreciative.”

There is a GoFundMe set up to help with Cash’s expenses if you’d like to donate.