Bakersfield boy faced brain surgeries with no fear thanks to a special friend

Jacob Vigil braves tumor surgeries with Siren toy

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A young Bakersfield boy faced multiple brain surgeries, but he faced them with a loyal friend by his side.

Jacob Vigil met Siren the Rescue Dog, the mascot of Hall Ambulance Service, when he was 4 years old.

Jacob’s parents noticed him having problems standing, and was diagnosed with a tumor on his brain. An ambulance took him to a Los Angeles Hospital. The ambulance crew presented him with a little stuffed toy, Siren, which Jacob renamed Rocky.

Rocky stayed with Jacob through many surgeries.

In May, Jacob left Rocky at a location unknown. Jacob was devastated without Rocky.

Jacob's family reached out to Hall Ambulance, and the costumed mascot, Siren the Rescue Dog presented Jacob with another stuffed toy.

Several thousand young children who have been transported by Hall Ambulance Service have received a toy Siren the Rescue Dog to help make them feel more comfortable.
 

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