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Community, law enforcement agencies grant dream for Florida boy battling cancer

Posted at 12:37 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 12:37:54-04

A little boy who's battling an aggressive form of brain cancer got his dream delivered on Wednesday morning thanks to the generosity of South Florida law enforcement agencies.

Giovanni Bacon, 5, only has months, or maybe even weeks to live, according to his family.

"I would never wish this on anyone ever," said Veronica Koors, Geo's mother. "That’s my first born baby and I need him. I need a miracle."

Geo's anaplastic ependymoma stage 4 brain cancer has spread to his spine and his mother is doing everything she can to save him with the few resources she has.

"We’ve done treatment, we’ve gone to St. Jude's, we’ve done 66 rounds of radiation, he’s had seven brain surgeries," said Koors.

On Wednesday morning, Fortified Investigation Services, LLC and several South Florida law enforcement agencies celebrated Geo's life and gave him a day to remember.

Geo's dream has been to ride with the U.S. Coast Guard.

To make that dream a reality, agencies including the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach police, West Palm Beach police, North Palm Beach police, Jupiter police, Tequesta police, Boynton Beach police, Riviera Beach police, FWC, and Border Patrol partnered to take Geo out on the water.

The group left North Palm Beach Marina around 9 a.m. and cruised around the Intracoastal and out into the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, Geo took the wheel and helped steer a Coast Guard cutter.

"I just want Giovanni to be happy. That’s all I want," said Koors. "I just want everyone in the whole entire universe to pray for my son."


Community, law enforcement agencies grant dream to boy battling cancer

The Chasin A Dream Foundation has been helping Geo's family during his battle with cancer. If you'd like to donate to Geo's medical bills, click here.