Michigan first-responders visit boy with terminal cancer

Posted at 2:36 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 14:36:56-05

A large group of Michigan fire and police personnel have made a surprise visit to an 11-year-old boy battling terminal cancer.

Eight departments in Macomb County sent more than 40 emergency response vehicles to Noah Gochanou's home in Sterling Heights on Saturday.

The visit was arranged by Shields of Hope, a nonprofit that helps those affected by cancer. Noah was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 2014. The rare cancer grows in bones, cartilage and nerves.

Noah became an honorary member of the county's SWAT team during the surprise visit. He also got the chance to sit in the different vehicles and pull the horn on a fire truck.

The Sterling Heights Police Department hopes to raise funds to help cover Noah's medical expenses and fund his dream trip to California.