Three-year-old Jaxon Dugger made a funny face as he posed for a thermal imaging camera after climbing through the black interior of a Warr Acres fire truck. Dugger, from Hollis, Okla., had just finished proton therapy treatment for Ewings Sarcoma brain cancer at ProCure in Oklahoma City.
He and several other child patients, along with their families, spent Wednesday evening eating pizza and getting a tour of the Warr Acres Fire Department.
“I like to be able to take them out of their element and put a smile on their face.” said Warr Acres firefighter Tony Peevylane.
The visit was part of weekly outings for the child patients at ProCure to give the children a break from their routine at the treatment center. The Warr Acres station hosts a group of children from ProCure usually every 2 to 3 months.
Sam Oliver, 13, of London, laughed after accidentally setting off an alarm as he climbed in a fire truck for a ride. Oliver said he really enjoyed watching the cars pull over as the truck drove through the neighborhood behind the station with it’s siren on.
Jaxon Dugger’s father, Cody Dugger, is a volunteer firefighter in Hollis so being around a firestation is second nature for his son. “He enjoys new experiences and meeting new people,” said Dugger.