The Firefighter's Hat

The Firefighter's Hat

Yolanda Cardenas reflects on growing up in Back of the Yards, a field trip to the neighborhood firehouse, and a missed opportunity for her father.

Yolanda Cardenas with her father, Felipe Cardenas in 1976.


The Firefighter’s Hat by Yolanda Cardenas 7:57

“Chicago missed out on an exceptional firefighter but I never missed out on an exceptional father.”