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Firefighters attend Little League game to support son of lieutenant with occupational cancer

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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.

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Preston’s family said he is recovering in New Jersey after the surgery but has not yet been cleared to return home.

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.

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