OAKLAND (KCBS)— The four-year-old boy who fell off a 230-foot cliff at Bodega Bay while walking with his family in early November continues to recover, but had a heartwarming reunion with his rescuers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Sebastien Johnson’s eyes it up Wednesday when presented with gifts from four firefighters who helped rescue him from a Cliff.READ MORE: Pandemic Points Up Need to Diversify Lake Tahoe Tourist Economy
“Is this for me?” the boy exclaimed full of curiosity. The firefighters replied in unison that indeed the gifts were for him.
Sebastian wore bright colored pajamas and offered each of the firefighters a bear hug.
“I’m gonna be a police just like you,” the boy said after receiving a sweatshirt with a shark on it as one of the gifts. One firefighter said it was to keep him warm on his next visit to Bodega Bay.READ MORE: UPDATE: Evacuation Orders Downgraded to Warnings as Crews Mop Up Estrada Fire Near Watsonville
Sebastian has come a long way since his accident and rescue when firefighters hoisted him up the rocky cliffs.
“When he came in he was pretty badly injured, so multiple fractures. The most concerning thing was his head injury,” said Dr. Christopher Newton. “He’s got a tracheostomy when he was initially in the ICU, he needed that to help with breathing and that allowed us to get him off of the ventilator and pull the tube out of his mouth.”
Doctors say he could recover 100 percent. Sebastian’s mother, a grateful
Jamie Guglielmino is thankful for all who cared for her son.
“I’m forever in their debt,” she said.
Firefighters say it’s not too often they get to meet someone they rescue. Most of the time they end up hearing second hand how they are doing. It was obvious these three men and the dispatcher who took the call were pleased the boy is doing so well.MORE NEWS: Pleasant Hill Police Ask Public for Help Finding Stabbing Suspect
Two of the men have four year old sons themselves.