13-year-old cancer survivor named honorary firefighter

Kaylee Moreno has been battling leukemia but is now in remission


By FireRescue1 Staff

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — A 13-year-old cancer survivor was named an honorary firefighter this week.

AZ Family reported that Kaylee Moreno has been battling leukemia but is now in remission. Rural Metro firefighters from Station 842 named her an honorary firefighter for representing the "spirit of a hero" in her cancer battle.

Kaylee Moreno with Rural Metro firefighters from station 842.
Kaylee Moreno with Rural Metro firefighters from station 842. (Rural Metro Photo)

Moreno received her own helmet and gear from crew members. She also took the captain's chair in the department's rig.

Her parents said she will still need ongoing treatment, but the worst is behind her for now.

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