Hamden Boy Battling Cancer Visits Branford Fire Headquarters

A special meeting took place Sunday between a little boy fighting leukemia and a fire captain who went out of his way to make that boy smile.

Four-year-old Christian Reynoso of Hamden has always loved firefighters. When Branford Fire Captain Joe Petrosino heard about Christian’s diagnosis last summer, he snapped a photo of his department’s brand new fire truck and posted it to Facebook, creating the page Fire Trucks for Christian.

Thousands of people liked the page and thousands of photos came pouring in for Christian. But it wasn’t until Sunday that Christian visited Capt. Petrosino at Branford Fire Headquarters. He checked out the apparatus and even got a “hot lap” on the Kabota.

In December Christian's family shared the news that his cancer was in remission. He is about to begin his final stretch of treatment. On Sunday his mother posted to the Facebook page thanking everyone for the support and kindness they’ve seen throughout the journey.

For more information and to share pictures with Christian check out the Facebook page here by clicking here.

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