Houston boy recovering from spine surgery becomes honorary firefighter

A 3-year-old patient named Edison Clinger recently underwent spinal nerve surgery to treat muscle spasticity. The procedure required him to lay flat for 24 hours post-op. Not easy for a busy boy! During that time, he played non-stop with firetruck toys and watched videos of firefighters. He even has his own fire helmet.

The following day, some employees at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital made some calls to HFD. Within 2 hours, a firetruck was parked outside of the hospital and Edison was given a tour of the truck and was even allowed to spray the fire hose.