Ocoee firefighter beats odds following brain surgery | West Orange Times & Observer

Ocoee firefighter beats odds following brain surgery | West Orange Times & Observer
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Taylor Pageau dreamed of being a firefighter since he was a child.

So, when he finished fire academy training at the end of last year and was hired to work at the Ocoee Fire Department in February, it felt like things were falling into place. He and his wife, Emily, even purchased a home in Clermont and moved from St. Cloud to be closer to Ocoee.

But, just two months into his firefighting career, Emily Pageau received a call that turned their world upside-down: Taylor Pageau had suffered a grand mal seizure at work and was rushed to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.

CT scans revealed a large frontal-lobe brain tumor.

 

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Taylor Pageau, 26, was exercising with his crew on April 19 when the seizure happened. He doesn’t remember any of it and only knows what he’s been told by others, but he does remember being conscious when doctors at Health Central Hospital broke the news of the tumor.

“The seizure lasted for over two minutes, which…

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