MARYLAND --Military members helped an eight-year-old boy spend a day with his cancer at the back of his mind.
Service members at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland let Kwami Penty be a "Pilot for the Day."
They escorted Kwami on base in a Humvee, gave him a welcome ceremony and swore him in.
They even gave him his own wing-man for the day.
And gave him a chance to fly a helicopter simulator.
"It's thrilling, exciting, most spectacular thing I've ever done. I feel special," said Kwami.
Kwami has a rare malignant brain tumor.
The Check Six Foundation, which helps terminally ill children, helped arrange and pay for the experience.