Carteret Fire Department Makes Boy's Birthday Special
By CONNI SPELLMAN, Correspondent | October 10, 2020 | NEW JERSEY
Story No. 101420100
Photo by Conni SpellmanCarteret Ladder 1 during the drive by for little Patrick's birthday
Photo by Conni Spellman4 year old Patrick Borga awaits his Birthday surprise.
Photo by Conni SpellmanCarteret Fire Department stages waiting to do a drive by to celebrate 4 year old Patrick Borga's birthday
Saturday October 10, 2020 members of the Carteret Fire Department made the day of a 4 year old local resident by doing a drive by for his birthday. The child, Patrick Borga, had a traumatic birth, and due to a lack of oxygen, has cerebral palsy. This doesn't stop him from loving fire trucks and being a fire buff. Patrick has even been to Wildwood for Firemen's weekend for the last 3 years!
His aunt, Kathy Gajewski, trying to think of a birthday present for Patrick decided to contact the Carteret Fire Department. Capt Mark Hruska said there would be no problem in making a little boy's day. They arranged for a time and everything was set.
When the day came, Patrick, along with his parents, grandparents and several aunts waited patiently for the fire trucks to come. They watched as they lined up down the block, and when the ladder came driving past, lights on and sirens blasting, little Patrick could hardly contain his excitement! A Fire Prevention vehicle, Engine 2, and the FD Ambulance rounded out the line up. Everyone cheered as the fire department drove past. What a way to celebrate Patrick's birthday!
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.