Cancer patient arrives in NYC for special visit

May 17, 2013 2:57:56 PM PDT
You'd think a dignitary rolled in at the Hampton Inn on Staten Island Tuesday afternoon...but the so-called "big-shot" who has all these authorities applauding, well, he's only about 3 feet tall.

It's just that 6-year-old Nathan Norman has already faced bigger battles than most of us will face in our lifetime ? chemo, surgery, and cancerous tumors in his brain and spinal cord that are progressing.

For every tough day, it seems Nathan has so many more wonderful days.

Nathan gets a police escort all around the city this weekend. In fact, ever since Christmas time, when Nathan said he loves law enforcement, more than 100,000 cards have come in.

Nathan's friend Frank Chiaramonte organized this trip, which includes Met Life Stadium and Yankee stadium, Frank met Nathan when he, too had cancer.

He also taught Nathan a thing or two about New York and cannoli.