O’FALLON, Mo. – A nine-year-old girl battling cancer is inspiring a group of firefighters who agreed to help cheer her up.
Keira Stout of O’Fallon, Missouri was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, two years ago. The cancer went into remission before returning in May 2016.
This week, a group of firefighters inducted Keira to their team as an honorary O’Fallon firefighter, KTVI reports. The gesture was meant to empower little Keira, but firefighters say she has had a much bigger impact on them.
“Her resiliency as a child to go through everything she has gone through in the past two years since she has had this cancer is just incredible,” said firefighter Tom Vogelgesang. “If I’m having a bad day I can look at a picture of her and think about what she’s been through and my day is not so bad after all.”
Watch the inspiring story below: