Young boy with cancer honored at Chicago fire station

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CHICAGO — A young boy with cancer recently got to meet his heroes, and be the guest of honor at a Chicago fire station.

Andrew Ewers is an 8-year-old from Bradley, Illinois, and he has leukemia. On Sunday he spent the day at a fire house on the city’s Southwest Side — the one in the 2200 block of West 51st Street.

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Andrew was made an honorary captain for the day — even getting to wear an authentic Chicago Fire helmet.

He got to climb up in the ladder truck, and he even got to see some action while they responded to a call.

The firefighters went over the top, cooking breakfast for the boy and his family and bringing him gifts, including a hockey puck signed by Patrick Kane.