NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) – Loved ones of Willy McCue, 19, have always thought of him as a hero. A fierce high school varsity athlete. A volunteer firefighter.
“He joined the fire department just to give back to everybody,” New City Fire Assistant Chief Richard Willows said. “That’s the type of heart he has.”
Willy’s strength and bravery are being tested to the limit. He has been in critical condition in the hospital for over a month. He caught a severe case of the flu, which led to pneumonia and sepsis.
“Both hands were amputated and both feet,” Willows said. “And they are working on his leg right now which is hopeful.”