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UTV Utah holds parades for kids fighting cancer

Posted at 2:44 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 00:48:34-04

SANDY, Utah — Two Utah children who are fighting cancer were given special parades on Wednesday.

Members of the off-road vehicle group UTV Utah drove by the homes of 8-year-old Steele McKinney and 8-year-old Annika Rounds.

Hundreds of UTVs, motorcycles and even a West Valley City Police Department SWAT truck participated in the parades for Steele and Annika.

"I'm speechless. I'm so overwhelmed, right now, by the turnout. It's just unreal. I'm so grateful," said Lisa McKinney, Steele's mother.

Steele recently got to ring the "No Mo Chemo" bell at Primary Children's Hospital after having his last cancer treatment. Annika has been battling cancer since she was 10 weeks old. According to Miracle Ryker Foundation, Annika has endured multiple surgeries, rounds of chemo and radiation treatments.

Participants made signs and gave the children gifts as part of the parades.