Wichita Fire Department surprises 2-year-old cancer patient during chemo

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It's the sound of sirens that catches the attention of 2-year-old Luke Eck, who likes to stare outside his window. That's how he passes the time while undergoing chemotherapy. 

"He was diagnosed at the end of February with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney and he had his kidney removed and started treatment immediately after that," said Nick Eck, Luke's dad. 

Nick and his wife, Denise, say their little boy has undergone about two dozen chemo session. Luke's twin brother, Levi, is by his side every time. They'll watch and wait for fire trucks. 

It's Luke's fascination with the trucks that got the wheels turning for staff at Dr. David Rosen's Pediatric Oncology Office.

"We got this request a few days ago, asking if we could come up and visit with this little kid that was going through chemo and fighting with cancer," said WFD Capt. Chad Winton. "We were happy to do it."

Luke went through his round of chemo, watching out the window as usual. But this time there was a surprise. 

"It's just good to see him be a kid still and it's hard enough going through the physical part of it. Good to see that it doesn't have to be the mental part of it."

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