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Young boy battling chronic illness gets to be “sheriff” for a day

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Photo: Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office Photo: Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office Photo: Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Noah Anderson is being honored by the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office as “Sheriff” for a Day.

Red Leaf Café in Kelso will be donating a portion of their day’s earnings to Noah and his family on Friday as part of the program for chronically ill children and their families.

The program is meant to help families of children with chronic illnesses with costs associated with their well-being, both medical and personal, as well as help them celebrate life.

The sheriff stars on the little boy's uniform belonged to his great-grandpa, late Sheriff Les Nelson, and were given to him as a gift from Sheriff Mark Nelson, his great-uncle.

Sheriff Nelson also added a Spongebob patch to both his and Noah’s uniforms, knowing that Spongebob is Noah’s favorite thing.

Since being featured in The Daily News a few years ago Noah has continued to grow and be a “miracle” boy, yet he still remains fragile in many ways. "He's a fighter and has a really great sense of humor," said Sheriff Mark Nelson. "This is the first time my office and I have sponsored a child and I couldn't think of anyone more deserving, relation or not. This little boy deserves all the happy he can get." 

The two sheriffs were part of the Longview 4th of July parade and will participate in the Castle Rock parade on Thursday. Noah will not be able to make it to the Kalama parade on Saturday due to a medical procedure on Friday that will keep him hospitalized, however Sheriff Nelson will attend on “Sheriff” Noah’s behalf.

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