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Boy, 3, who had heart transplant to be Detroit firefighter

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Crews at Engine 54 were waiting for Tyren's arrival Tuesday morning. Crews at Engine 54 were waiting for Tyren's arrival Tuesday morning.
DETROIT (WJBK) -- A 3-year-old Detroit boy who had a heart transplant is about to have his wish granted.

Tyren Johnson says he loves fire trucks and wants to be a firefighter when he grows up.

Thanks to Make-A-Wish Michigan and the Detroit fire department, he's going to become one before he grows up.

Tyren is to become a firefighter for a day beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday when he receives a hero's welcome at Engine 54.  Despite the rain, Tyren is expected to ride in a truck with a Dalmatian, too.

Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, and being a firefighter for a day is Tyren's wish.

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