Firefighters surprise boy suffering from disease for birthday

Firefighters surprise boy suffering from disease for birthday. (WPEC)

An unforgettable surprise for a local boy suffering from muscular dystrophy.

Firefighters teamed up to help celebrate the four-year-old’s birthday in an incredibly heartwarming way.

Noah Rome’s dream is to be a firefighter when he grows up.

So you can imagine the smile on his face when local firefighters transformed his bedroom into a fire station.

Noah loves imagining he is fighting fires and saving lives.

His mother Erika Rome said Noah, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, has wanted to be a firefighter since he stepped foot in a real-life fire house.

“Since then its been firefighters all day all night,” Rome said.

So for his fourth birthday, firefighters with Palm Beach County and Delray teamed up to transform Noah’s room into a fire station.

“They decorated this how other rooms in the firehouse look. So this brick and stuff is part of what they have there. They have all this hose stuff that they use. All the furniture they donated to us,” Rome said.

They mounted a hose, ladder, fire helmet and other items in the room.

“That is the firemen prayer,” Rome said.

Noah had no idea this was going on. As he celebrated his birthday, the firefighters arrived in their fire truck.

Just like any other call, Noah put on a uniform and off he went.

“Come on we got a call. We got to run!”

Jumping in the front sit of the fire truck alongside his role models. When they arrived at Noah’s house he was greeted by a group of firefighters.

“I could barely keep it together,” Rome said.

Then the big reveal.

“It was magical. It was one of the best days of our lives,” Rome said.

She aaid she will always remember the look on Noah’s face and the people who made it happen.

“There is a special place in heaven for you guys. You are the people who run in when everyone is running out and again you came on your day off to do something so spectacular for my son,” Rome said.

Each year firefighters collect donations during their Fill the Boot campaign which benefits people just like Noah.

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