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Palm Harbor and Clearwater Firefighter’s come together to Make -A-Wish Come True

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July 15, 2022 | FLORIDA ELIZABETH GRAHAM, Correspondent
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Caleb Huynh is 14 years old, has cerebral palsy and is from the Atlanta area. He's always wanted to go to the beach and touch the water, so the Make-a-Wish Foundation set his family up at a house in Palm Harbor so they could at least be closer to the water. When Palm Harbor Fire Rescue heard that Caleb was in town, they paid him a visit today. They brought fire trucks to the house, sprayed water, and checked out the apparatus and gear. Next was the beach, a little help from our good friends with a nice beach, Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department stepped up to assist. Palm Harbor fire crews escorted Caleb and his family to Station 45, where they got a tour of the place. Then it was time for an escort to Clearwater Beach, where Station 46 & CFR lifeguards helped arrange a beach wheelchair for him to make it across the sand, and yes, even into the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. He and his family were able to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach. Thanks to everyone at our agency and Clearwater Fire & Rescue for making this memorable day possible for Caleb and his family.

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