"Lids for Kids" honors two-year-old battling cancer

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A local two-year-old battling cancer was given top honors by the Panama City Fire department Saturday.

The fire department held its first "Lids for Kids" event of the year and honored Jurnee Marie and her family.

Jurnee's family says she was diagnosed with cancer when she was one and she's been battling the disease ever since.

The "Lids for Kids" program gave her the chance to become an honorary firefighter for the day, as well given a tour of the fire station, and her very own fire helmet.

Firefighters say her courage and smile is what keeps them going.

Alex Baird, the Panama City Fire Chief said, "When we go to 911 calls, sometimes we're going to little people like this and dealing with these little kids that have an emergency that we have to take care of, so it inspires us. If they can be that brave, and that courageous to face something like this, then we have to do the same."