A three year-old boy with Down syndrome was given a huge welcome home party after overcoming cancer. Cameron Peete, from Lorain in Ohio, was met by his town’s fire department as he arrived home on Saturday, with firefighters treating the excited youngster to a parade of its trucks.
The fire department-obsessed youngster was given his own mini electric fire truck and helmet by firefighters, who also decorated his front yard with a huge sign saying: ‘Cameron kicked cancer’s butt.’
His delighted mother Adelaida Brown said afterwards: ‘It’s just been amazing, all of the support and encouragement.’ Cameron was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2019, and spent over a third of his short life in hospital receiving treatment for the disease.
Lorain Fire Department would occasionally drive past his house to cheer him up during treatment, but decided to go all-out with their celebrations when Cameron got to leave hospital for the last time.
Jonathon Stephanchick, president of the local 267 firefighters union, told ABC News: ‘It hits everybody here hard. Nobody ever wants to go on a call and wants to see a kid hurting.
‘This was different, because he has spent almost a third of his life in the hospital.’ Cameron’s mom says she was overwhelmed from the support by locals, and was keen to thank well-wishers who did ‘the little things’ like sending over dinner.
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