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Palmetto family reunited with firefighter who saved their son

July 15, 2019

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 11:50 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2019 9:40 AM

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family reunited with the man who saved their younegest son's life after a fire destroyed their home. in june, we reported on the life saving award received by a local assistant fire chief. at the time of the report, local fire departments were still looking for the family after losing contact with them. two days after that report, that assistant fire chief received a call he won't forget. spanish ." fire chief wink briley / palmetto-old union fire department) palmetto community, lee county) sebastian's father) briley's nephew) "we have to find him." - jessic "i had a call through 9-1-1 to get in touch with shannon police department, so i called and she was there. and i did talk to her and all she said was, 'thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you." over the weekend, the palmetto-old union, shannon and south lee volunteer fire departments hosted a reunion for jessica cruz and her family and assistant fire chief wink briley. "the way i first got there and started working on him and today was completely different...it is really a miracle." standup: and this is now 13-month old sebastian, and he does go on check-ups to le bonheur but his parents tell me he's in very good health. "the nurse told me he wanted to live and that he's a warrior and he wouldn't give up without a fight." - jose it was an emotional reunion...briley immediatly taking sebastian in his arms. a moment that makes him speechless when trying to describe it. "the family walking up it was really emotional. it was...really emotional." speaking with sebastian's parents...they were grateful to say thank you to their hero in person. "i'm eternally grateful for him bringing back my angel." but the help didn't stop there...each fire department provided a check and cash to sebastian's family. "to help the famiy because they did lose everything at the time." "and all the funds were raised by the three fire departments combined as well as members of the department." although it was a difficult christmas...it's a situation that together they collected over 800 dollars
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