Arlington Paramedic Heading Back To Work With Brain Tumor

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ARLINGTON (CBS11) – Arlington paramedics have rallied around one of their own who was diagnosed with cancer in October.

said he visited the doctor because he was suffering from frequent headaches. A biopsy revealed it was cancer.

“They said you have a tumor and it’s cancer,” said Jay. “At first it was rough. Nobody wants to hear that and you hit a big state of depression.”

Jay said he initially only shared the with this family and his partner in the ambulance, fellow paramedic .

“Once he told me what was going on it was kind of like, the record player stopped,” said Malloy.

When Jay shared the diagnosis with his coworkers, they created a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses and serve as a support system on the bad days.

“When it’s all said and done we are family,” said fellow paramedic, .

Jay has completed a round of chemotherapy and doctors will monitor the tumor’s growth.

On Thanksgiving, Jay received some good news.  He was cleared to go back to work.

“It’s been a month and half since I’ve been at work and I can’t wait to go,” said Jay.

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