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Homecoming: Police escort for ill 3-year-old boy

Brayden Chandler, 3, was diagnosed with a kidney tumor last January and this month, his parents were told that doctors could do no more for the boy. Instead of treatment, they told the Chandlers to enjoy their last bit of time with their son.
Brayden Chandler, 3, was diagnosed with a kidney tumor last January and this month, his parents were told that doctors could do no more for the boy. Instead of treatment, they told the Chandlers to enjoy their last bit of time with their son. Brayden's Buddies / Facebook

DELAWARE COUNTY

Ill boy to get loud police escort after Disney World trip

SPRINGFIELD A terminally ill 3-year-old boy who is returning from a Walt Disney World trip is going to have a loud, triumphant, and memorable ride home from Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of several police departments.

After their flight arrives at 4:30, Brayden Chandler and his family will be given a full police escort to their home on Pancoast Road in Springfield Township, Radnor Township Police Lt. Christopher B. Flanagan said Monday.

"Brayden is a huge fan of large, loud things," Flanagan said. "We know he will be excited with the motorcycles and multiple police cars."

Brayden was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms tumor in January 2013, and doctors have told his parents that no further treatment is possible. The family's trip was courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

In addition to Radnor, other departments participating will be from Morton and Springfield, along with the Philadelphia airport police. - Inquirer staff

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