Ambulance designed to raise awareness for childhood cancer

The ambulance features handprints of children who have or are battling cancer


By EMS1 Staff

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. — Officials unveiled a new ambulance designed to raise awareness for childhood cancer Wednesday morning.

WKYT reported that Whitley County EMS' new ambulance features handprints of children who have or are battling cancer.

Photo/Whitley County EMS

Reed Elliot, 7, who has battled lymphoma twice but is now cancer-free, has his handprint on the new ambulance.

"To honor them back is something that gives us a lot of pride," Kelly Harrison, director of Whitley County EMS, said. "And the little man there has fought a battle and we stand behind him just like we do all children in Whitley County."

Harrison said the boy's reaction to seeing the ambulance was priceless.

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