WF 7-year-old gets royal treatment after battle with cancer
A 7-year-old West Fargo boy has been battling an aggressive, rare form of cancer for the past three and a half years, but today was a celebration as he finished his last round of radiation this morning.
And there to help Myles Allen celebrate were members of both West Fargo Fire and Police departments—Waiting to give Myles an escort back home.
"It definitely isn't easy, but it's nice to know that we have people outside of the hospital rooting for us," Myles' mom, Monique said.
It's been a long uphill battle, but even today's rain couldn't dampen the welcoming parade.
"It was beautiful! Myles was so excited. He was able to get into the cop car, got to wave to a couple of the people standing outside waiting. He was really excited, I think it really made his day today. He said, 'This is the best day ever!'" Monique said.
The most excited to see Myles today, with their 'Mighty Myles' signs in tow were his friends and classmates who walked down the block from Aurora Elementary.
"When we sit at the hospital, we seem kind of alone. It almost seems like the walls are closing in on you. So, it's tremendous to just walk out of the hospital and see a whole community stand behind you as you're going through this," Monique said.
Originally from Minot, Monique says they didn't have close ties here before.
But after West Fargo schools, police and fire departments put on a benefit for mighty Myles back in March, Monique says she's never felt so welcome or supported.
"To know that a whole community loves you and stands by us we can't be anymore grateful for having that," she said.
And although a little shy, Myles tells Valley News Live his favorite part of the day was his shot gun cop car ride. However, he thinks the officers' dash cams should be used to make YouTube videos, just like he does, instead.
"Like and subscribe, bye!" Myles said as he pretended to be talking to his YoutTube fans.
Myles' mom says the next step for them is another four cycles of immunotherapy and then Myles is off to New York for different medical studies and trials.