What These Firefighters Did After One of Their Own Was Diagnosed With ALS Is Simply Incredible


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Matthew Onyshko has been a firefighter with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire in Pennsylvania since 2007, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. He was diagnosed with ALS around the same time, seven years ago, according to his GoFundMe Page.

Onyshko’s deteriorating condition makes it impossible for him to continue working, but his family has been receiving paychecks from the fire station for the past three years, according to the video below. Because in an incredible gesture of solidarity and kindness, Onyshko’s fellow firefighters stepped up and began working his shifts for him so he could support his wife and two daughters.

Guys were working five extra shifts,” Bill Frisco, a firefighter at Onyshko’s station, says in The Ellen Show segment below. “We were fighting to take the extra days.”

Watch the full story and the family’s visit to The Ellen Show in the video below:

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