Firefighters pull off sweet surprise for little girl battling cancer

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Firefighters Pull Off Sweet Surprise for Little Girl Battling Cancer

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- Firefighters surprised a six-year-old girl from Mechanicsville as she returned home from the hospital Saturday evening.

Sawyer Perkins and her family have been at St. Jude's Children's Hospital since May. That is where she had been battling cancer and had two tumors removed.

And when she came, she received a big surprise from Hanover County firefighters, who had a new playhouse waiting for her.

The team spent long hours putting the finishing touches on the shed all in time for Sawyer to come homecoming.

Family and friends gathered as they presented the little home to her.

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Troy Brown, deputy chief of the Farmington Fire Department, asks six-year-old Alec Taber, "Do you swear to uphold your duties as a firefighter for the Farmington Fire Department?" Taber, who was recently diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, a type of cancer that created a mass in his stomach, spent Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, as a firefighter at Station 1 in Farmington, N.M. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Lindsay Pierce)
Farmington firefighter Danny Barfield helps six-year-old Alec Taber aim a water hose outside of Station 1 in Farmington, N.M., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Taber, who was recently diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, a type of cancer that created a mass in his stomach, spent the afternoon as a firefighter. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Lindsay Pierce)
Six-year-old Alec Taber, who was recently diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, tries on his new uniform after he was sworn in as a Farmington firefighter at Station 1 in Farmington, N.M., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Taber is about to begin his fifth and final round of chemotherapy and his mother says his prognosis is good. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Lindsay Pierce)
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