9-Year-Old With Cancer Becomes Detroit Police Chief, Learns Everyone Is Rooting For Him

The Chicago Defender

When Jayvon Felton’s mom took him to the hospital in April, she thought he had a stomach virus. Instead, the 9-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and kept in intensive care for more than a month as his mother slept in a chair by his side, night after night.

While his recovery isn’t over, the spirited fourth grader showed his courage and caring on Friday. He got a chance to try out his dream job: not a movie star, not a professional athlete, but Detroit police chief.

“When he was little, he always talked about the police, how they make things safe,” Jayvon’s mom, Amanda Clinkscales, told The Huffington Post. “He told me, ‘Mom, when I get older I want to fight crime and help people.'” When he found out about Friday’s adventure, “his bottom lip just dropped” in excitement, Clinkscales said.

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A small business owner, a tea party organizer, a son, father and husband who is not willing to sell out the future lives of his children.

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