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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson boy diagnosed with Leukemia will get to forget about chemo therapy for a day and be a "Pilot for a Day" instead.

Five-year-old Bryce Crane will get to put on a mini-flight suit and operate an A-10 flight simulator with the 354th Fighter Squadron on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Tracey Crane, Bryce's mom says he was diagnosed with T-cell ALL in July 2012. He's been through multiple spinal tap chemo therapy treatments and has been an "amazingly brave little boy through it all." He lost most of his hair by August 2012, but it has since grown back.

Tracey adds, "He is an inspiration to all who meet and interact with him and he is excited to be able to join the pilots at Davis-Monthan for some fun and adventure!"

Davis-Monthan AFB officials say their "Pilot for a Day" program gives children who have serious or chronic conditions a special day to take a break from the challenges they may face.

The "Pilot for a Day" activities for Bryce Crane start today at 9 a.m.

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