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Young boy fighting cancer becomes the youngest junior firefighter in history

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A young Maine boy fighting cancer has been made the youngest Junior Firefighter in the history of the Newport Fire Department.

Nine-year-old Brayson Dunton recently had a cancerous brain tumor removed and is currently in the process of trying to get the remaining cancer cells removed.

According to WABI, Dunton always wanted to be a firefighter, and NFD was happy to make that happen.

“We wanted to make it known that he’s one of us and he’s got a team behind him in his journey,” said Jason Seavey, a Newport firefighter. “So, we presented him with a certificate that acknowledges and recognizes him as a junior firefighter for the town of Newport. Along with that we gave him obviously one of our patches, our department patches. We also gave him a t-shirt which was customized and even has his own unit number on the back which is 69-99.”

Dunton has the full backing of NFD, and was thrilled when they showed up to present him his certificate.

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