Tempe firefighters make boy's dream come true

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- It's Alexis Maldanado dream to be a firefighter. On Sunday, a group of Tempe and Phoenix firefighters made his wish a reality.

The 11-year-old suffers from a rare genetic disease called Fanconi anemia, but that didn't stop him from becoming an honorary firefighter for a day.

Alexis got his own gear, including a helmet with his name on it. He also got to ride on a fire truck and even went up in the basket of a ladder truck.

Marie Saavedra reports.