Kingdom Design Ministries unveils dream suite for firefighter's son

9:12 PM, Aug 10, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Maryville) A Maryville non-profit devastated by fire unveiled its first dream room makeover on Saturday after a year of rebuilding.

The firefighter-themed suite was unveiled at Alcoa Fire Captain Paul Walker's home.

His 9-year-old son, Carson, has cerebral palsy and needed a room built for wheelchairs.

Carson's face lit up as he saw his new room for the first time and immediately began surveying the new area.

The room is outfitted with plenty of memorabilia from different fire departments who were touched by Carson's story across the country.

One of those departments was in Union, South Carolina.

Chief Scott Austin of the Bunham Fire Department in South Carolina traveled more than 200 miles to be at Carson's room reveal.

"It just touched me that he loves it that good and wants to be that way and his disability keeps him from being able to be a firefighter, it just touched me," Austin said.

Chief Austin brought Carson a personalized helmet and patches from his fire department. They also named Carson an honorary firefighter.

After the reveal, Carson's dad said he knew his son would be so excited for the room because he truly loves fire fighting.

"Anytime he hears a siren ring or anything like that he thinks its a firetruck and he wants to go see it and see what they're doing and that kind of thing. Just a typical boy that has a fascination with the fire service," Paul Walker said.

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