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Maui boy battling cancer becomes honorary firefighter

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KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 2-year-old boy from Maui got to follow his father's footsteps, on Monday when he became an honorary Maui firefighter.

Trucker Dukes, is battling neuroblastoma cancer, a rare and aggresive cancer that occurs mostly in infants and young children.

But that did not stop Trucker from becoming a firefighter just like his dad.

Trucker was presented with a certificate, chocolate cake and a personalized set of "turn out gear" by Maui Fire Chief Jeff Murray. He also got to take a ride in a fire engine.

Trucker will be home for a week before he returns to New York City for chemotherapy.

Mobile users: See a slideshow of Trucker the firefighter here.

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