First responders rally: Gilbert family receives 5 tons of snow at their home so daughter born with half a heart can experience it too

  • Source: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
  • Published: 01/06/2020 03:46 PM

A Gilbert family is getting memories they thought they'd have to skip this year thanks to fellow first responders rallying around them. Adam Walker, a Casa Grande firefighter, his wife Sandee and their family take a trip every year to experience snow. But their two-year-old daughter Quinn only has half a heart. She's had two open-heart surgeries so far and will head into her third in April. "She can't go up this year because she's too sick," Sandee Walker said. Quinn's medical conditions require extra oxygen and leave her unable to take part in certain things, like the family's annual snow trip. "We really wanted to take her and do a cabin, but the cardiologist said no way, this year so," Walker said. Corporal Mike Bejarano with Casa Grande Police Department got a tip from a Valley ER nurse saying the Walkers needed a snow day.


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