Firefighter receives gift of life, inspires colleague to ‘pay it forward’

It was a stranger who gave Kevin Wise the lifesaving bone marrow that rid his body of leukemia a year ago. Before the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District battalion chief even underwent the transplant, he and fellow firefighters organized two bone marrow registry drives as a way, Wise said, for him to “pay it forward.”

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Side view of Don Pedro spillway

Here is a side view seconds after the Turlock Irrigation District opened the spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office)
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Side view of Don Pedro spillway 0:35

Side view of Don Pedro spillway

Police, fire prepare for Modesto flooding 1:02

Police, fire prepare for Modesto flooding

TID opens spillway at Don Pedro 0:23

TID opens spillway at Don Pedro

How TID opens Don Pedro spillway gates 0:51

How TID opens Don Pedro spillway gates