The Alton Telegraph has an article detailing an effort by the fire Department in Alton, IL to brighten the day for a young cancer patient:

…the big red ladder truck rounded a corner last week …¬†in front of 4-year-old Jentzen Felt’s house.

The child, who underwent his fifth round of in-patient chemotherapy Nov. 30, was more than ready for his treat as firefighter for a day. Jentzen was in his front yard, excitedly hopping from one foot to the next, then jumped straight up and down with a smile on his face when he saw the truck.

… in August, doctors discovered [he] has a rare, yolk sac tumor … on the lower spine.
Jentzen has been receiving chemotherapy at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, each time requiring a five-day stay. He is scheduled soon for a PET (positron emission tomography) nuclear imaging scan to determine how well the chemotherapy is working and to determine any future treatment.

Jentzen headed to a wooden house cutout with “flames” in the windows and door used in the AFD’s annual open house. The little boy expertly “doused” the fires three times with a thin yellow hose spouting water, each bit of flames flopping behind the cutout and disappearing. At one point, he even sprayed Sebold a bit, eliciting laughter from observers.


The entire article is HERE.

thanks Chris

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