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Boy who had cancer takes magical trip to North Pole

Posted: 7:30 AM, Dec 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-14 10:29:15-05

Luke Kalczynski was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lukemia in February 2016 at just two-and-a-half years old.

After going through treatment at Sparrow Hospital, Sparrow invited Luke and his mom to on a special trip to the North Pole at Detroit Metro Airport.

The trip is for children who have gone through or are going through treatment for cancer.

Luke's mom Nikki says going on the trip was a special experience.

"The North Pole trip was a very special experience. It's very exciting and it's very magical."

The families were able to ride on an airplane and experience the North Pole.

"There's clowns and there's the pilots that are handing out wings and everything is decorated for the season. There's presents and we ended up boarding the plane and that was all decorated and there's wrapping paper and snowflakes all throughout it and we sang songs", said Kalczynski.

After going through so much, Nikki embraced watching Luke take int he experience.

"Just to see their eyes light up and see a smile on their face is wonderful because you have so many days and so many weeks of unknown and worrying constantly", Kalczynski said.

Nikki also says it was comforting to be around other people who had been through what her family had.

"Being in a room with other other people going through the same thing that you're going through is comforting because when we first started this journey it was all brand new to us. We didn't know anybody that had gone through anything like this", Kalczynski said.

Nikki says she hopes that other families going on the trip this year embrace every moment.