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A paralyzed Connecticut man was given a special gift Monday by a generous ambulance company. Frank Foster was transported from New Britain to Danbury by the Ambulance Service of Manchester to see his only son graduate from Bethel High School.

“None of us expected this. If it wasn’t for my friends at the ambulance company, it wouldn’t have happened,” Foster said.

Foster has spent most of his time in hospitals since a devastating incident a few years ago. He suffered from an aortic aneurism resulting in a spinal cord injury.

“I was in my living room and all the sudden, I dropped to the floor. Luckily my phone was next to me,” Foster said.

He had discussed his son Paul’s graduation with ASM employees but did not learn that the company was transporting him, free of charge, until a few months later.

“Surprise is an understatement,” Foster said.

On Monday, Foster made the journey down to Danbury in an ambulance, where he was greeted by his son, Paul.

“There are a lot of people in my life who mean a lot to me, but he’s one of the few who means a special lot to me, especially now that he’s here,” Paul said.

Foster was able to watch the entire ceremony at Western Connecticut State University and gave a big cheer for his graduate.


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