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Columbus Police Honor Run benefiting little boy with cancer

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(Courtesy: Kinzel family)

A three-year-old is getting the "honor" treatment by Columbus Police.

Officers are helping his family by raising money through this year's Honor Guard Memorial Walk and Run.

The little boy they are helping is Logan Kinzel. who has battled a brain tumor not once, but twice.

"Both times it was stage 2, " said his mother Celia Kinzel.

Doctors found the brain tumor when Logan was 17 months old. He had surgery, six months of chemo and they thought he was cancer-free.

"Then the day after Thanksgiving, he had another CT scan and they found another tumor, plus smaller tumors all over his brain and down his spine," Logan's mother said.

It's news no family wants to hear. Logan had a second battle with cancer. He underwent more surgery, chemo and radiation. While mom, Logan and brother Rowan spent days and nights at the hospital, Logan's father, Geff, was going through the rigors of the Columbus Police Academy and balancing his time at the hospital as well.

"It wasn't easy, but I did it for them," Logan's dad said.

Geff recently graduated from the academy and now his brothers in blue want to help the family with their mounting medical expenses. Logan will be honored at this year's Honor Guard 5k Memorial Run in October.

"The honor guard thinking of us this early in my career, thinking of Logan, it's a blessing for sure."

A blessing this family has earned. Logan is now cancer-free.

If you would like to take part in this year's Honor Guard 5k Memorial Run/Walk, check out the CPD Honor Guard Facebook page.



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