On August 3, 2018, CCEMS was invited to participate in a welcome home celebration for a seven-year-old boy named Kalieb. There was nothing more the doctors could do for his terminal illness, so his neighbors put on a huge homecoming celebration complete with snow, lights, and sirens. On Sunday, October 15, we received word that Kalieb had passed away at home. The following is the story on that special day when Kalieb got to play in the snow and see all the first response vehicles he loved so much along with the first responders themselves.
Kalieb is a seven-year-old cancer patient who has spent much of the last two years in the hospital. This week he got to come home. So, his friends, family, and neighbors turned his homecoming into a very special occasion. Kalieb has a fascination for police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances. Cypress Creek EMS is honored to have been asked to participate in the welcome home celebration along with the Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department, the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, and DPS. One of the highlights was the winter wonderland that was created in a neighbor’s front yard by the fine folks at Operation Snowstorm. Thanks to all the CCEMS folks who participated; Field Supervisor Joe Kiff, Paramedic Rick Morales, EMT Danielle Thomas, and EMT Volunteer Don Lederer.
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