A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy, who is battling terminal cancer, received a special show of support outside his school by a group of truckers.

Miguel Duran was diagnosed with a rare cancer when he was just 8. It’s called rhabdomyosarcoma, which attacks soft tissue, WBAY reported.

Although the cancer was going into remission after a year of chemo treatments, it came back in December.

So, organizers put out the word out for a Convoy for Miguel event to brighten the day for the boy with deadly cancer.

And when Miguel got out of his Berlin school on Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, truck drivers came together to greet Miguel.

Fifty plus semis created a convoy for the 9-year-old while a truck drove him around for his joy ride.

And the convoy was escorted by Berlin Police and multiple fire trucks could also be seen in the lineup.

“It was kinda cool that I get to ride in it,” Miguel told WLUK. “I’ve never been in one!”

“We can’t do a lot, but we own trucks, so I was like, ‘Why not give him a ride in a semi?’ and it all just kinda blew up!” Convoy organizer Becky Retzlaff, whose son is in the same class as Miguel said.

An upcoming fundraiser to help out Miguel and his family will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Redgranite Lions Hall in Redgranite from 1p.m. to 10 p.m.

This event will include games, food, raffles, auctions, and a bake sale.

If you would like to help support the fundraiser, you can contact Donna Weiss at [email protected]


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