Teen’s Dream Of Becoming A Firefighter Comes True

MIAMI (CBS4) — A Miami Dade Fire-Rescue crew welcomed a special guest to station 47 in Miami on Tuesday.

For 14 year old Alegandro Caceres this was a day he has spent his whole life dreaming about.

“He had a dream,” said Frank Mirabal who is a firefighter with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. “I wanted to help make it come true.”

The Glades Middle School student was born with muscular dystrophy. He’s wanted to be a firefighter for as long as he can remember. Tuesday, that dream came true.

The seventh grader was welcomed by the crew at station 47 along with Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Herminio Lorenzo who told him ‘our house is your house.’

“It’s a special day,” said Lorenzo. “What else can we give him but a good special day.”

Alegandro spent the day going out on calls aboard the fire engine alongside a working crew. He was also named captain and helped give orders to all the firemen.

“He’s not a kids of a lot of words,” said Lucy Caceres who is Alegandro’s Mom. “But if you see his body language and a certain smile, he’s had it since yesterday!”

Caceres called her son’s smile a miracle on the day his biggest dream came true.


    This is Wonderful…

    Congratulations Alegandro!

    Chiel Herminio Lorenzo is a great human being…An Asset to our community!

  • Buz Bowen

    I salute Captain Alegandro Caceres, excelente job Captain

  • frank mirabal

    alex i want you to know that u are part of our family here at station 47 alex l hope i made your dream come true F/F Frank Mirabal

  • Cristy Ballina

    Thanks to Frank Mirabal to the entire 47 crew. It was a beautiful gesture what you all did today. Congrats to Alejandro!!

  • katie

    hi i felt so fameous whaen i was on live t v and the internet im gonna c if im on youtube oh and congrats and other good stuff ;)

  • katie

    :) ; ) :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ********************* <3 <3

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