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Boy battling cancer has wishes granted at Gardens Mall

Jesus Vasquez, 10, gets grand escort from Martin County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 3:11 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 19:00:17-04

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A South Florida child battling cancer had his wishes granted Tuesday at the Gardens Mall.

The Gardens Mall partnered with Children's Wish Foundation International to make a dream come true.

Jesus Vasquez, 10, of Stuart, has been battling cancer for most of his life and now has high-risk leukemia.

He showed up at the Gardens Mall with his family in style in a black limousine and an escort from the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

The Gardens Mall security team escorted Jesus through the mall to the command center, where had the opportunity to dispatch calls.

Stores within the mall planned special experiences and gifts, including a private tour of the space-themed pop-up Out of This World and lunch at Shake Shack.

"Since he really likes cops, he wanted to visit the cops station at the sheriff's department," Jesus' brother, Orozzo Vasquez, told WPTV. "He wanted to get a tour around the mall and walk around the mall. It's what he got. Whatever he wishes for, I want to do a wish for him too."