Dougie Davis, bo with cancer rides in Burlington July 4th parade - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Boy with cancer rides in Burlington July 4th parade

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BURLINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) - He's one of Burlington's bravest and on Friday he was a bright spot as the town waited for the hurricane to hit.

A little boy battling cancer was named the newest member of the fire department and he was the star of the Fourth of July parade.

Five-year-old Dougie Davis, who is suffering from an inoperable brain tumor, had his dream come to life thanks to Burlington Firefighter Paul Cadilac.

"Everybody was on board, everyone helped out," Cadilac said. "He puts the gear on, he feels invincible, like nothing can harm him."

As Davis went down the street, people cheered, the boy being too young to understand how powerful the moment really was.

"He's a real hero here. This kid is going through a whole bunch of stuff and he's an inspiration to us," Cadilac said.

Dougie's parents, Angela and Rich, know what today really means.

"Every day is different but our kids keep us going," Rich Davis.

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