Slidell boy who loved police sirens dies of brain cancer

Slidell boy who loved police sirens dies of brain cancer

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 4-year-old boy who touched the hearts of so many in Slidell has died.

According to a Facebook post from his aunt, Mason Perez passed away peacefully Friday afternoon (Dec. 7).

Our little angel Mason passed away peacefully at 2:30 PM. Surrounded by so many family and friends that love him so...

Posted by Maritza Perez on Friday, December 7, 2018

Mason was put on hospice care earlier this week with brain cancer.

Also earlier this week, first responders who found out about Mason’s condition showed up to sing him Christmas carols. They knew he had a love for their lights and sirens.

Earlier today, the Slidell Police Department was contacted about a heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story. A 5-year-old Slidell boy, Mason Perez, was put on hospice yesterday due to a losing fight with brain cancer. Mason LOVED first responders, particularly the light and sirens. This evening, Slidell Police partnered with other first responders from St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, and with Christmas Carolers in front of young Mason’s house. The video speaks for itself. We were told that Mason had been sleeping all day, but when we started singing Christmas carols and turned on all of the lights, he started to wake up and was listening to us. All of Slidell PD is praying for young Mason. May God bless you and your family.

Posted by Slidell Police Department on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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