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Dozens of truckers gather for boy with cancer


PLOVER (WAOW) -- Dozens of truckers gathered to support a four-year-old boy with brain cancer.

Christopher Thrun was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2012.

But cancer did not interfere with Thrun's love for trucks.

Saturday, more than sixty truckers from across the country gathered at Point Diesel in Plover to support the young enthusiast.

Thrun had the opportunity to ride several of the massive vehicles. When asked if he would ride all of them, Thrun answered with confidence, "Yep."

The truckers showered the 4-year-old with truck-related gifts.

"I have no words. I'm so elated that people dig inside of their hearts," said Bonnie Omernick, the owner of Point Diesel.

The Plover Fire Department surprised Thrun and his family by naming him Honorary Fire Fighter of the Day.

His mother says, Thrun couldn't be more excited.

"Christopher is loving everything he's loving the trucks and fire trucks," said Elizabeth Thrun, Christopher's mother.

Elizabeth Thrun says the event become so large she lost count of number of rides her son went on.

Thrun recently started new radiation treatments. His mother says, his tumor has gotten smaller.

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