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9-year-old becomes police chief for day

One 9-year-old cancer patient got to live out his dream and and protect his beloved Motor City. Jayvon Felton, 9, learned he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia last April, and while his treatments have been tough and he faces three years of chemotherapy, he's very hopeful about the future.

The Children's Hospital of Michigan with help from the Detroit Police Department made sure Felton was treated to a ride-along and helicopter ride as a part of his big day.

9-Year-Old Cancer Patient Named Honorary Detroit Police Chief

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Patrick February 02 2014 at 12:57 PM

Awesome work young man, you are an inspiration to many !

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TED February 02 2014 at 3:29 PM

This story gives us Detroiters hope. One story , one person at a time. Detroit is returning to it's place as one of the great cities in the US

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kelex930 February 02 2014 at 3:43 PM

Get Well Soon!!!

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emberbb February 02 2014 at 3:47 PM

This is a wonderful gesture from the police department. What an adorable boy he is, and smart, too. Hopefully, there will be a cure very soon and he can get back to a normal type life. FYI, it is not unusual for police and fire departments to do this type of kindness for sick youngsters. I find it very satisfying and humble when I can read or watch heartwarming stories like this one. God Bless him and his family!

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sylvabugg2 February 02 2014 at 3:59 PM

Prayers going out for you young man. All things are possible through Him. I pray for healing and that the cancer will go into remission and you will remain cancer free.

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Olu177 sylvabugg2 February 02 2014 at 5:47 PM


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mike February 02 2014 at 4:17 PM

it is good to hear some stories like this once in a while

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kubi490 February 02 2014 at 4:19 PM

and a child shall lead us

what a heartwarming story from Detroit about a very handsome, young police chief
and thank you Detroit police dept for making this happen

keeping you and your family in my thoughts and including you and your family in the prayer list at St. Francis Borgia church here in chicago

fight the fight jayvon and never give up....you can do this

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kcampo6453 February 02 2014 at 8:00 PM

Probably would do a better job than the present chief.

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1 kcampo6453 February 03 2014 at 12:51 AM

Funny, but yes

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mpchrls55 February 02 2014 at 11:40 PM

glad to see the young man was given a chance to have his dream come true, my hat is off to those who made it happen.

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boxcart007 February 02 2014 at 11:52 PM

God Bless him and his family.......At least he Honors Good Clean Society, instead of the Thug Life that are just a Drain on our Society.........

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