Meet Miles: A Cancer-Fighting Wagon Rider


Miles Fuemmeler was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma — a rare liver cancer — after doctors found a softball-sized tumor on his liver in June 2018.

He underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital to shrink the tumor before it was removed.

During his visits, Miles enjoyed spending time with Child Life specialist Leah Hoelscher and nurse Jessica Peterson, but his favorite activity was riding through the hallways inside a wagon pulled by his mom, Kendra.

“He loves to lay back, relax and wave at everyone we pass,” Kendra said. “By now, a lot of people know him and will say, ‘Hi, Miles!’ when they see us. If someone doesn’t immediately wave back, Miles will keep waving until they do.”

During one ride through the Children’s Hospital lobby, a man was so moved by Miles’ friendliness that he bought him a stuffed animal from the gift shop. From that day on, the “PAW Patrol” dog rode shotgun next to Miles in the wagon as he continued his treatment and waved goodbye to cancer.

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