While a Boston, MA firefighter recovers from major surgery, his one request was that his fellow firefighters attend his son’s first Little League playoff game.
According to WCVB, Lt. Glenn Preston, 39, a Danvers resident, has been battling lymphoma for three years. His family said it is an occupational cancer.
Preston’s family said he is recovering in New Jersey after the surgery but has not yet been cleared to return home.
His team didn’t win tonight’s game but the support for @BostonFire Glenn Preston’s son Jake was overwhelming. All these firefighters came to watch him play in Danvers because his dad is still recovering from surgery connected to occupational cancer. Tonight on @boston25. pic.twitter.com/efgnFXwQ7q
— Elysia Rodriguez (@ElysiaBoston25) June 15, 2019
In his absence, Preston asked for “as many members as possible” to don their department T-shirts and attend the baseball game Friday night. Dozens of his brothers and sisters from the department heeded that call.
According to the Newton Fire Department, representatives of 53 local fire departments were in attendance.