Huge Christmas Surprise for Lemon Grove Family

A Lemon Grove family got the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday when they learned Heartland Fire and Rescue had sponsored them for Christmas.

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A Lemon Grove family got the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday when they learned Heartland Fire and Rescue had sponsored them for Christmas.
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Three fire engines with lights flashing and sirens blaring arrived at their house off 69th Street.
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Three fire engines with lights flashing and sirens blaring arrived at their house off 69th Street.
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Jonathan and Siobhan Marroquin have a two children: Daughter Grace and son Joseph, who has special needs.
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Grace tries out her new bike from Santa Claus.
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Jonathan, an Army veteran, was overcome with emotion.
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So was his wife Siobhan, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital.
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Grace poses with Santa and her new Barbie bike.
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Grace hugs Santa after opening her gifts as Heartland firefighters beam in the background.
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Grace hangs on Santa’s every word.
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Joseph will turn 1-year-old on Saturday. “We are all blessed that he is still with us,” Aunt Stephanie Marroquin said.
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Joseph will turn 1-year-old on Saturday. “We are all blessed that he is still with us,” Aunt Stephanie Marroquin said.
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Joseph will turn 1-year-old on Saturday. “We are all blessed that he is still with us,” Aunt Stephanie Marroquin said.
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Everyone poses for a group photo after the emotional surprise. Merry Christmas!
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