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Police officers take boy battling cancer in Kansas City under their protective wing

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Alex Goodwin is from the United Kingdom and is being treated for a rare form cancer in Kansas City. (KCTV5) Alex Goodwin is from the United Kingdom and is being treated for a rare form cancer in Kansas City. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A little boy has stolen the hearts of many, including hundreds of police officers across the metro.

Alex Goodwin is from the United Kingdom and is being treated for a rare form cancer in Kansas City.

His father had to head back to England for a couple of months to continue his work as a police officer. That’s when our local police stepped in the help Alex’s mom with everything from taking care of Alex's 4-year-old sister to taking them grocery shopping, simply lending a hand when the family needs it the most.

"Something that started as a difficult and stressful situation has somehow flourished into so many friendships and alliances that have formed. It'll stay with us forever," Alex’s mother, Maruska Goodwin, said.

Tonight at 10 p.m. on KCTV5 News, meet some of the officers who have taken Alex and his family under their protective wing, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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