Young cancer patients get free helicopter ride

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Reported by: Lynn Casey
Updated: 12/13/2013 9:27 am Published: 12/12/2013 9:34 pm

The battle against cancer can be all consuming for families.

A local company wants to give children fighting the disease some holiday cheer they’ll never forget.

Nearly 150 families came out for this event, each one of those families has a child fighting cancer.

Production Air Services gave them all a free helicopter ride over Tulsa on Thursday night.

“I want to learn to be a pilot. But I don’t have a pilot hat,” said B.W. White, a four year old leukemia patient.

White is one of the 150 kids who got to ride in a helicopter Thursday. He’s in remission and takes a chemotherapy pill every night, but his parents say he’s lucky.

“It had not spread to his spinal cord. It was not in his central nervous system,” said Dixie White, his mom.

She said B.W. sees the chemo he has to take as super power juice. And his parents tell him he’s a soldier.

“So he considers himself a soldier and super-hero and those things. We try to spin it so he’s not a victim,” explained his mom.

The helicopter event took 150 little super heroes just like B.W. and gave them a chance to take to the skies.

This was the second year for this event, the company said they plan to do this every year.

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