Girl fighting cancer gets firetruck ride to surgery

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Firefighters in the north metro gave a little girl a special escort by driving her to a very important surgery.  

Olivia Schwerr is six years old and is fighting a high risk neuroblastoma tumor.

This morning, firefighters from Station 1 of the Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View Fire Department delivered Olivia to Children's Minneapolis Hospital to get that cancer removed.

Her mother, Kari Schwerr, says doctors have told her they’ve never met a little girl so good about numerous scans and all those appointments.

“She’s got me and my husband off guard crying and she tells us ‘It’s going to be ok, I’m going to kill this cancer’ and that’s what her bracelet says #killingthecancer,” said Kari.

Her mother told Fox 9 the surgery was a success and the doctors were able to remove all of the cancer.

Olivia will spend one week in the hospital and then have her last round of chemo.

She is looking to a little vacation after that and then she will have a stem cell transplant.

To stay on top of Olivia's progress, click here for her Caring Bridge page.