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Fox 4: Family, teammates surprise 11-year-old battling cancer with birthday parade

By Zac Summers

There was a special birthday surprise Wednesday night for a young Kansas City boy fighting cancer.

Family and teammates of JaMaurii Baker decorated their cars with balloons, streamers and birthday wishes and paraded outside Children’s Mercy Hospital, where Baker is being treated.

In May, following an injury, doctors discovered bone cancer in JaMaurii’s right leg. He’s been in and out of the hospital since.

“Every day, the doctor asks him what’s his most favorite thing, and he still says football, even though there may be a chance that he won’t be able to play football again,” said his mom, Jonae Baker.

Baker is expected to undergo surgery on his leg in two weeks.


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