Jonathan Tressler — The News-Herald
Mentor Fire Department Public Information Specialist Jerry Craddock, foreground, can't stop smiling as he holds onto Luca Carini, 4, and Luca's mom, Angela, holds onto his older brother, Matteo, 6, as the boys get the ride of their lives inside a Mentor fire engine. Matteo, who was born with Down syndrome and battles other physical challenges, was given a special surprise birthday party, complete with a cruise around the parking lot behind Station No. 5 Sept. 1. Matteo's birthday was Aug. 28.