Sacramento, California 2021-06-12 02:16:58 –
Sacramento (CBS13) – From chemotherapy to cadets, future firefighters are determined to defeat cancer to help his community.
Even through the pain of fighting cancer and the bad days of chemotherapy and radiation, 36-year-old Louis Stanfill was on the lookout for his goal of becoming a civil servant.
They work hard and fast. A team of cadets ready to become Sacramento firefighters, but behind each hero is a human – dad like Stanfil, well known as Loei. As a retired American rugby union player, his new journey as a fire cadet was interrupted by chemotherapy.
“I was diagnosed on November 13, 2020. It was Friday, so I had Hodgkin lymphoma on Friday the 13th.
Sacramento Fire Department recruits weren’t trying to get cancer out of the way to the community.
“I just took it every day and at first … it was hard,” he said. “It was hard during the treatment, but I’m glad that any pain makes me crazy.”
Behind him is his motive: his wife Kramer and the new family he found at the Sacramento Fire Department.
“From the beginning of the academy, he has always said,’I want to make this happen, what do I need to do to make it happen?'” Said Mike Ferguson, a drill master at the Sacramento Fire Academy.
“I’m on the fourth floor of a burning building and I always say I’m okay if my husband comes through the door,” said Loei’s wife, Kramer Greenberg Stanfil.
Defeat cancer and become a cadet, now a future firefighter – one focus of Stanfil is to support his community.
“We are very excited because he is the best man you have ever met and he will be the hell of a firefighter,” his wife said.
Both his parents were civil servants – his father as an adjutant in Sacramento County and his mother on the California Highway Patrol.
He says the key to overcoming as difficult as cancer is to stay positive.
“I know I’m trying to beat this,” he said. “This is just another bump on the road.”
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