Fairfield firefighters celebrate birthday with young hit-and-run victim
Members of the Fairfield Fire Department visit Fairfield resident Vestia DeMarco, center, on her sixth birthday, at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in Sacramento, Wednesday. DeMarco was hit by a car while playing in front of her San Marco Street home, on February 1st. At left is Sanyu DeMarco, Vestia's mother, and at right is firefighter Steve McGraw. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — Vestia DeMarco celebrated her sixth birthday Wednesday morning with some special guests.
Among them, Rex Dorrough, the Fairfield firefighter who tended the Cleo Gordon kindergartner Feb. 1 after she was hit by a car on San Marco Street.
"Her injuries were pretty critical," Dorrough recalled while standing in the lobby of the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. A few minutes later he was getting hugs from Vestia, who may come home Thursday.
Four Fairfield firefighters made the trek to bestow wishes and gifts and the . . . Continue Reading