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Cheektowaga teen recovers from bone marrow transplant and fulfills dream

Tim Richardson is officially a junior firefighter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — We first met Tim Richardson last year.

He's the 17-year-old from Cheektowaga who was battling leukemia and asked for fire department t-shirts to get him through his treatment.

He stopped counting after he received 4,000 shirts from around the world! 

Tim said the first thing he wanted to do when he got better was get back in his gear and he's finally done it. 

Last night he posted on Facebook that he is officially back at the Hyview Fire Co. as a junior firefighter.

Well first drill back and right back in to my gear it feels great to be back

Read more about Tim's story here.