La Fantasma

In the U.S., only 7% of firefighters are women. Originally from Costa Rica, Ingrid Sanchez-Eger lives to help her American community. While working two jobs as a single mom to support her kids, Ingrid finds time to DJ, translate at the local schools, and especially to work as a volunteer firefighter in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she is a chief responder. They call her “La Fantasma,” the ghost, because it doesn’t seem possible one person could be in so many places!

Category: Inspirational

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