Boy, 4, dreams of becoming paramedic after allergic reaction

Dominic Mikowski had a bad reaction to pancakes two years ago during school breakfast; he became fascinated with ambulances after the incident


By EMS1 Staff

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 4-year-old boy has already considered a career as a paramedic after having an allergic reaction to pancakes.

11alive.com reported that Dominic Mikowski began to have a bad reaction to pancakes two years ago during school breakfast; he started throwing up and had difficulty breathing.

During his ride to the hospital, paramedic Joe Hoffman treated the boy.

"Ever since that day, Dominic has had a fascination with ambulances," Marie Sinclair, Dominic's mother, said.

This year, Dominic wants to be a paramedic for Halloween; he contacted Life EMS Ambulance to see if he could get any stickers.

"They ended up putting together a wonderful tour for us," Sinclair said.

Dominic wore his Life EMS costume during a behind-the-scenes look at the ambulance center, and was greeted by Hoffman when he arrived.

"Something positive has come from a scary incident" Hoffman said. "I think it's awesome that he wants to be a paramedic, and I maybe helped spark that fire."

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