A fire department near Oakland, California, made a 6-year-old girl’s day extra special Monday as she finished up her fight with cancer.
Last June, 6-year-old Finley Brown was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and over the months of her treatment, she’s touched the hearts of her not just her doctors, but also her local firefighters.
In honor of her final chemotherapy treatment, the firefighters decided to surprise Finley by giving her a ride in a fire truck to Oakland’s UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
“I’d never seen someone with such a big smile going to the hospital. I was having just as much fun as she was,” firefighter Lucas Lambert said.
Lambert also added that Finley's personality is a breath of fresh air: “She reminds us what is important, which helps people."
Throughout Finley's last chemo session, her family and friends were there to lend support. When asked about what Finley’s father thought of the fire department's touching support, he said, "I don't really know what I expected, but I never expected this. It's been amazing."
Lambert and his colleagues were so inspired by Finley that they decided to host a fundraiser to raise money a trip to Disneyland now that her chemotherapy treatments are over.