Minnesota Firefighter/EMT Recruit Studies for Exams by Ill Girl's Bedside

Joaquin Rosales became one of St. Paul's newest firefighters Friday, Dec. 21, after studying for his certification test at the bedside of his girlfriend's daughter, who has leukemia


 
 

Mara H. Gottfried, Pioneer Press | | Friday, December 21, 2012


ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The night before Joaquin Rosales took a Minnesota firefighter certification test, he completed his last-minute studying by 4-year-old Lucie Byron's bedside at the hospital. It was just after she'd been diagnosed with leukemia.

"The instructor told me, 'With everything you have going on, maybe you want to consider taking the test at a later date,' " Rosales said this week. "He said, 'You might not pass with what you have going on.' "

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