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Arizona governor makes Halloween brighter for young cancer patients

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey visited young patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital on Halloween to give out treats and read books. (Photo by Kathy Cline/KTAR News)

PHOENIX — Some young cancer patients’ Halloween is a little brighter thanks to one Arizona official.

Gov. Doug Ducey stopped by Phoenix Children’s Hospital to do a reverse trick-or-treat. He visited with kids getting infusions, and read to them, too. He even did the sound effects of a pirate while reading the story.

“It’s just so amazing that he’s taking time out of his day to come visit kids,” said Lauren Urquides. Her son, Callan, is a 2-year-old Phoenix Children’s patient. “It makes a big difference for them.”

Ducey said as a dad to three kids, he knows Halloween is special. He wanted the little cancer patients to have a good time, too.

“Bring the treats in here, have some fun, a little party,” Ducey said.

The governor also donated some children’s books to the hospital.

Callan Urquides visited with the governor during his infusion treatment. He had one thing to say:

“Thank you, Governor Ducey.”

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