3-year-old boy welcomed home from cancer treatment by fire department

ZOE MOORE
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Three-year-old Cameron Peete got the best surprise when the Lorain Fire Department in Ohio welcomed him home after his last cancer treatment.

After beating cancer, the Lorain firefighters surprised Cameron and his family with a drive-by parade of firetrucks and his own mini firetruck.

PHOTO: Lorain Professional Firefighters Local 267 driving by in firetrucks. (Mitchell Fallis/Lorain Fire Department)
PHOTO: Lorain Professional Firefighters Local 267 driving by in firetrucks. (Mitchell Fallis/Lorain Fire Department)

"It's just been amazing, all of the support and encouragement," Cameron's mom, Adelaida Brown, said in an interview with "Good Morning America."

Lorain City Council at-Large Representative Mitchell Fallis arranged the entire celebration with the firetruck fleet and signs in Cameron's yard.

"We were honored today to participate in celebrating 3-year-old Cameron Peete's homecoming from beating cancer after a 10-month hospital stay," the Lorain Professional Firefighters Local 267 wrote on their Facebook page.

PHOTO: A banner on three-year-old Cameron's lawn welcomes him home. (Mitchell Fallis/Lorain Fire Department)
PHOTO: A banner on three-year-old Cameron's lawn welcomes him home. (Mitchell Fallis/Lorain Fire Department)

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"It hits everybody here hard. Nobody ever wants to go on a call and wants to see a kid hurting," Jonathon Stephanchick, president of the Local 267 firefighters union, told "GMA."

The department has done drive-by visits before but said this time was special because of how young and inspiring Cameron is. Cameron, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2019.

"This was different, because he has spent almost a third of his life in the hospital," Stephanchick said.

PHOTO: Cameron Peete sitting in his brand new toy firetruck. (Mitchell Fallis/Lorain Fire Department)
PHOTO: Cameron Peete sitting in his brand new toy firetruck. (Mitchell Fallis/Lorain Fire Department)

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The union donated an electric toy firetruck to Cameron, who smiled after he got behind the wheel.

Brown said her family received an overwhelming amount of support from strangers.

"Sometimes donating isn't enough, really reaching out to the family, send dinner do the little things," she said.

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