Santa, firefighters join forces to bring early Christmas surprise to local girl

December 06, 2018 11:28 PM

Christmas came early for one little girl thanks to a group of firefighters from the East Rochester Fire Department. 

One year ago on Thursday, the rescuers saved a Rochester woman who was unconscious and not breathing.

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While Yvette Cordoba Derosia lived, she still hasn't fully recovered. The incident sparked a new friendship between the first responders and her family who remained in contact. 

"It's a blessing to all have it come together like it did," said firefighter Ben Delmore.

In an effort to bring the family Christmas cheer, the firefighters partnered up with Santa Claus and surprised Yvette 's daughter Ysela with presents.

"I don't even have a good enough words to say how surprised I was," said the girl. 

"It's very, very nice," said grandmother Ysela Rohan. 


Beth Cefalu

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