4-year-old boy becomes Texas fire chief through Make-A-Wish foundation

  • Source: KVEO-TV NBC/CBS 23 Brownsville
  • Published: 05/10/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: The McAllen fire department, along with other local fire and law enforcement agencies, came together to grant four-year-old Justin Perez’s wish to become one of his favorite superheroes, a firefighter. Fire Chief Jim Schultz said it was heartwarming to know that Perez looks up to front line workers. “When we got this call and were made aware of his situation and his request, we were willing to do everything we could for this young man,” he said. Schultz said when it comes to giving back to the community it is important to go above and beyond. Throughout the day, Perez was not only able to wear a firefighter suit but also experience what it was like to do day-to-day firefighter duties. Laura Moreno who is Justin’s mom says she knew the community was planning something big for her son but was amazed to see that it was bigger than what she expected. “He doesn’t even miss me,” she said.


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