WATCH: First Responders Surprise Five-Year-Old Cancer Patient with Parade and Gifts

WATCH: First Responders Surprise Five-Year-Old Cancer Patient with Parade and Gifts


Members of Southwest Florida’s Make-A-Wish Foundation stopped in Cape Coral on Sunday to give a little boy a huge surprise.

In 2019, five-year-old Nathan Lopez was diagnosed with a form of cancer known as Ependymoma, according to Fox 4.

“He was complaining about having a lot of headaches,” said his mother, Yaimeris Muzuarrieta. “He woke up crying, painfully crying, so I just ran to the emergency room with him. They did an MRI and they found a tumor in the back of the head.”

According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, Ependymoma can appear at any age, but most often occurs in children.

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Following his diagnosis, Nathan was flown to a children’s hospital in St. Pete and underwent surgery to remove the tumor. He was later transported to Orlando’s Ronald McDonald House where he received radiation therapy.

“Me and him, we went to Orlando for like a month and a half for his

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