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Worldwide Firefighting Community Makes Son Of Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter’s Christmas Wish A Rea


CHILDREN PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN WORSHIP SERVICE. CONCLUDED WITH CONGREGATION ALL SINGING SILENT NIGHT. GRAND CHRISTMAS FINALE TO A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT LAST MONTH. SMALL EFFORT TO BRIGHTEN HOLIDAY SEASON FOR LOCAL BOY WHO LOST HIS DAD. CALL FOR FEW FIREFIGHTER PATCHES FROM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. ENORMOUS SURPRISE. THIS CHRISTMAS EVE COULD HAVE BEEN REALLY HARD SEASON AND DAY MIGHT HAVE HIGH LLIGHTED TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY. INSIDE BRIDESBURG HOME. I INTERVIEWED EVAN POTTER BACK IN NOVEMBER. HE HAD LOST HIS PHILADELPHIA FIRE FATHER SUDDENLY IN 2016. HE WAS HOPING FOR A FEW FIRE COMPANY PATCHES FOR CHRISTMAS AS A WAY TO HONOR HIS DAD. I’M TRYING TO FILL THIS ALL UP. UNKNOWN TO EVAN ENGINE 33 ALREADY ON THE JOB. COLLECT BESIDE 100 PATCHES FROM EVAN AT THIS POINT. TWO WEEKS AFTER THE STORY AIRED, INVITED US IN FOR UPDATE. I KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THIS IS NOW FIREMEN ARE. EVAN’S WISH HAD GONE VIRAL, RESPONSE BLEW US AWAY. EVAN WAS STILL IN THE DARK. BIG SECRET DIDN’T WANT TO RUIN IT FOR HIM, HAD TO KEEP HIM OFF THE INTERNET, WASN’T ALLOWED TO WATCH TV. EVERY DAY, BINS AND BINS COMING. MEAN IT WAS ASTONISHING, IT REALLY WAS. THAT BRINGS US TO CHRISTMAS EVE. BOXES UPON BAGS UPON BOXES WERE PACKED UP. SANTA LOADED IN AND OFF TO EVAN’S HOUSE THEY WENT. HE HAVE VANITY DIDN’T QUITE KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT UNTIL THE BOXES FULL OF GIFTS FOR HIM AND SISTER PLACE AND THE TREE, INCLUDING THOUSANDS OF PATCHES FROM HUNDREDS OF CITIES FROM EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. AND ALMOST EVERY CONTINENT. I HAVE A WHOLE DINING ROOM FILLED PATCHES. IT WAS A GESTURE TO PROVE TO EVAN NOT ALONG BY A LONG SHOT. HONOREE FIREMEN IN SEVERAL STATES AND LITTLE BROTHER TO THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD. THANK YOU FIREMEN. SIGN FOR THE JOB, SIGN UP FOR A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN THE JOB. WHAT DOES EVAN THINK DAD WOULD SAY ABOUT CHRISTMAS SURPRISE. HE HAS A LOT OF PATCHES. A LOT OF PATCHES INDEED. I ACTUALLY SAW ONE FROM TAZ MANIA. TO PUT INTO PERSPECTIVE, ALL THE

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