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.
The opportunity was arranged with the Children's Hospital of Michigan to lift Jayvon's spirits as he undergoes grueling treatment -- his mom said he will have chemotherapy for over three more years. With an incredibly vulnerable immune system, Jayvon has been kept at home as his peers attend school. He won't return until next year.
Stephen "TheeBlackSocialite" Hale