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Boy, 9, fighting cancer made honorary sheriff's deputy

Cameron Fulling has fought brain cancer since before he turned 4

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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly deputized a 9-year-old boy who has spent the last six years battling brain cancer.

Cameron Fulling was sworn in Wednesday as an honorary deputy. He also got to experience a firearms simulator, hold a SWAT team firearm, put on a SWAT team vest and climb into an armored FCSO SWAT team vehicle.

"He's been through a lot. He's a good kid," said Donald Brock, a close family friend who initiated the tour.

Cameron has been battling brain cancer since just before he turned 4. He underwent brain surgery in March 2010 to have the first tumor removed, but his cancer has continued to reoccur.

Aside from multiple surgeries, Cameron has been through more than 50 radiation treatments.

Cameron's family learned just days ago that he has developed another tumor that is penetrating his brain. His mom said doctors are trying to find options.


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