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Iowa State Patrol union donates to family with sick child

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GARNER (AP) -

A northern Iowa family with a child suffering from cancer received a year-end surprise from an Iowa State Patrol trooper's union.

The union voted unanimously to give its yearly $500 charitable donation to the family of 5-year-old Cohen Smith for medical and travel expenses.

Smith was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia in July, and has endured six rounds of chemotherapy to fight the aggressive cancer.

Two troopers surprised the family with the check at their home on Thursday morning.

Cohen's mother, Brenda Smith, has given up her daycare business until at least the spring so she can take her son up to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., every two weeks for treatment.

Cohen is currently in remission but has two chemotherapy rounds left.

(Information provided by the Associated Press...)

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