Missouri boy gets visit from KCFD at hospital window

By: Ashton Day, http://www.kshb.com/

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A patient at Children’s Mercy Hospital got a very special visit from the Kansas City Fire Department on Wednesday.

Mason Guccione looked out his third story window to find a group of firefighters wave to him as the ladder rose to his level.


Scott Guccione, Mason’s father, shared the moment on a Facebook post. He said members of the Springfield Fire Department called the KCFD to set it up.

According to a GoFundMe page, Mason was diagnosed at birth with a double outlet right ventricle. Since then he has had dozens of surgeries.

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As if seeing the ladder outside his window wasn’t cool enough, Mason was then greeted by three engines, one truck company and a battalion. The group brought Mason a traditional helmet complete with a personalized shield.

Mason also received a letter from Fire Chief Paul Berardi congratulating Mason on his appointment to Battalion 102.


The cherry on top of a terrific day was talking with the Chief over the radio and a round of high fives to all the visiting firefighters.

“The brotherhood is alive and well and my family and I are so proud to be apart of it,” said Scott. “Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! You made his day for sure.”

According to a Facebook post made by Scott on March 21, Mason is no longer a heart transplant candidate due to his current condition. His parents are arranging to bring him home and place him on hospice care.


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