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6-year-old Florida boy with cancer named police captain for the day

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A 6-year-old boy struggling with his second battle with brain cancer has had a dream come true after being named honorary boat captain for the day by the North Miami Police Department.

WSVN reports that 6-year-old boy Kayson spent an eventful day with the police department where he took a tour of the boat including a flotilla, sirens and water cannons with a helicopter escort.

Kayson’s family tell WSVN how special this day was for him because of his love for boats. The North Miami PD even named the police boat “Captain Kayson” for the day.

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The North Miami Police Department has named Kayson, 6, the honorary boat captain for the day.
(WSVN)

“Thanks to his pain, he is receiving so much happiness today,” Kayson’s mother told WSVN in Spanish.

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According to Kayson’s sister, her love of boats and sailing came from her father.

“He really likes boats, because my dad has a boat and he likes to take it out. He also likes to drive them,” Kayson’s sister said.

Kayson lived with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer for most of his life, where his initial diagnosis was Stage 4.

Mystic Force Foundation co-founder Silvia Vanni says Kayson has undergone a number of chemotherapy treatments and surgeries.

According to the company’s website, the foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and raising funds for pediatric cancer research.

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North Miami Police Chief Larry Juriga said actions like these are “critically important.”

“We are here for the community. We are their friends, their protectors, and we love to do that sort of thing.”

Kayson is expected to start chemotherapy and radiation therapy this week.

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