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Local police officers visit young cancer fighters at camp

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Brave youngsters battling cancer got a very special visit from some guardians in blue.

Wyatt Sutton,9, is spending his week at Camp Quality. On Wednesday, the campers had a special treat. State police officers came to the camp and so the kids could explore the vehicles, see into the bomb squad car, and watch how the K-9 unit is used in the field.

It was something Wyatt said sparked a new interest and now he knows what he wants to do when he grows up.

Trooper: You want to be a Michigan State Police K-9 trooper?

Wyatt: Yeah!

Trooper: Yeah, it's a fun job.

Campy Quality isn't just a normal camp, it's for kids who have or have had cancer. Wyatt battled Lymphoma for years. So now, doing something like this as a survivor means a lot to him.

“We had to get a lot of shots and get like a port in us. For like medicine,” Wyatt said.

The 9-year-old said it feels great to not have to deal with that anymore.

“It just lets kids be kids again. They go through so much in their life with treatments and being told they can't do this or that. But camp is a place they can all be normal with each other,” said Jeff Cram, camp director.

It wasn’t just the kids that took away something from the day. The troopers said the visit was truly eye opening.

“it's a very neat feeling that they look up to us, when really we're the ones looking up to them and we try to talk to them about that today and say, you know, you guys are really the true heroes,” Trooper Will Smith said.

Wyatt said after meeting the troopers, and seeing what they do to protect people, he wants be a part of that.

If you'd like to learn more about volunteering or enrolling a child for camp quality, click here

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