Normally firefighters are called heroes for bravely risking their lives in a daring rescue mission, however, a group of Colorado firemen is being hailed heroes for what they did for a little boy trying to send a letter to his mom in heaven.
In Feb. 2014, one little boy named Evan suffered a heartbreaking loss when his mother, Kellie, passed away. To help them grieve, Evan and his dad Jess have been sending handwritten letters up to Kellie up in heaven with the help of balloons. However, when Evan and Jess sent up a letter this past Mother’s Day, it accidentally got tangled in a tall tree.
With no way of reaching the top of the massive tree, Jess reached out to the West Metro Fire Rescue to see if there was anything they could do. “We reached back out to [him] and said, ‘Absolutely, we’ll come and help you,’” Chief Steve Aseltine said. “We sent a tower ladder apparatus, which has four personnel. An opportunity to take their bad situation and make it better, we would jump on it. The firefighters, they were ecstatic to go and help.”
On May 17, the crew showed up at their home after Evan got home from school and got to work rescuing the special card. “The reason his hair looks so ridiculous is because it was wacky hair day for spirit week at school,” Jess said. “The firemen went out of their way to make him feel very special. They let him in the truck and hung out with him afterward and that was great.”
“It meant so much to us and we’re so thankful and grateful for everything they do,” Jess said. “They protect the community and go out of their way to help out, even when it’s not a big thing so we’re just deeply appreciative.”
Watch the entire video below to see the moment these heroes save one little boy’s letter to his mother in heaven.
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[Featured image: Facebook/West Metro Fire Rescue]