The Daily Mail reported on December 22 that a community firefighter in New South Wales, Australia, suffered from cancer and still left home for two months to fight the fire despite the illness. During the shift, he had just returned home and could not bear the pain and went back to the hospital for chemotherapy.
Carter, 42, has been with the firefighter for six years. Carter was diagnosed with colon cancer by the hospital earlier this year and spread to the colon.
He should have been treated with chemotherapy in the hospital. After learning about the fire, he did not hesitate to submit a life and death request to the front line. He said in an interview: "I could have been treated for cancer, but for this cruel world, I choose to face it bravely."
Analgesics and epinephrine accompanied Carter for more than 20 days. Many doctors on the line before the fire urged Carter to go for chemotherapy in time instead of fighting the fire, which may trigger a second cancer spread. But Kate justified his refusal and continued to work in his post. When asked why Mr. Carter struggled with the disease and gave up his family's time to put out terrible fires throughout the region, he said it boiled down to a sense of responsibility. "In the next few weeks, I will reach out and keep the time needed. I have no major plans," he said.
"Christmas allows me to accompany my family," Carter told reporters with a smile. "They are my biggest pillar. But after spending time with them, I want to return to the front line quickly because I want more people to reunite at Christmas. Opportunity."
Even more surprising is that Kate is not a full-time firefighter, he is just a fire volunteer. Carter, 42, has been a volunteer at the NSW Rural Fire Service for six years, and is often on standby for Christmas during emergencies, although the area he governs is "usually quiet," but He is still holding his post.
Compared to firefighters, Australian Prime Minister Morrison was on the run to Hawaii on vacation. Facing a severe fire, Morrison returned to Sydney from Hawaii on the 21st and apologized to the public. On the 22nd, Australian Prime Minister Morrison expressed condolences to the families of the two firefighters who died. Morrison emphasized that now is not the time to record mistakes, but the time to be kind to each other.