Police, soldiers to give LI kids fighting cancer a day to remember

Today, Suffolk County Police will pick up 5-year-old RJ Sy and 9-year-old Joseph Maroney at the La Quinta Inn in Ronkonkoma. They will escort the

Police and soldiers will give two young Long Islanders fighting cancer a day to remember.

Police and soldiers will give two young Long Islanders fighting cancer a day to remember. (7/22/16)

RONKONKOMA - Police and soldiers at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Ronkonkoma treated two young Long Islanders to a day to remember.

Suffolk police escorted 5-year-old RJ Sy, who is battling stage 4 cancer, and 9-year-old Joseph Maroney, who is fighting leukemia, to the facility Friday.

Once on site, the children and their families were able to tour the support facility and interact with an Army helicopter.

They also met Suffolk police's newest K9, Dallas, in honor of the officers that died during an attack earlier this month.

Families say the day was a much-needed break from going back and forth to the hospital.

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