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North Las Vegas Fire Department gives teen with cancer a ride home from hospital

Posted at 6:03 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 21:03:35-05

A local teen got a surprise as he left Summerlin Hospital for cancer treatment Tuesday afternoon. 

Bonanza High School student Johnathan Rubio was surprised by the North Las Vegas Fire Department, which gave him a ride home.

Rubio, who is battling leukemia, is a member of North Las Vegas' Junior Explorers program. He hopes to be a firefighter one day. 

Despite the pain, he remains strong and has a sense of humor despite his illness. 

"To lose your hair, that's another big thing. I was fine with it," Rubio said. "I think I look pretty good bald. I'm OK. I feel good. I'll get through this, I can do it."