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Boy's wish to become fireman fulfilled
Published on: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A 14-year-old Bajau boy who has always dreamed of becoming a fireman got his wish fulfilled – even if only donning the uniform.

Muhammad Faisul Iman Isma Yakub, who has been suffering from acute Lymphoblastic since age six, was given the opportunity with the help of Children's Wish Society (CWS) Malaysia and Fire and Rescue Department.

Faisul said it was an amazing experience for he always wanted to be part of the team and was very happy with the efforts of others in helping him to enter the short-term life as a fireman.

"I am very happy with today's experience and I am very happy to see everyone giving me the support," he said at Hospital Likas, Wednesday.

Though looking weak, the strong spirited Faisul put on a fireman uniform and experienced a round trip at Hospital Likas in a fire truck provided by the Fire and Rescue Department and also experienced first-hand how to operate a fire hose.

Faisul's mother who was also present said his son always wanted to be a firefighter so he can save lives and help other people.

Despite having leukaemia, Faisul, the fourth of five siblings and now a Form Two student at SMK Kinarut, always stayed resilient and given morale support by his siblings.

When asked why he chose to be a firefighter instead of a doctor when it comes to saving lives, Faisul said doctors are good but he still prefers to move around to assist these who need help.

"If there is an emergency such as snake in a house, I get to help the people and remove the snake," he said. - Jeremy S. Zabala

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