CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit firefighter paid off a struggling family’s electricity bill of more than $1,000 after responding to a call at their home.
Clinton Township firefighters were called to the house Feb. 12 for a non-emergency medical call.
They learned that one of the children living there needs a ventilator to breathe, but the house didn’t have electricity because the parents had fallen behind on their payments.
The child had to be taken to a hospital.
The Macomb Daily, of Mount Clemens, reports that 35-year-old firefighter Ryan McCuen paid the entire $1,023 electricity bill. He says he was glad to do it and wasn’t seeking recognition.