Hundreds participate in surprise parade on 6-year-old's last day of chemo

 
 
Updated 11/29/2020 7:22 PM

After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise vehicle parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. He and his parents Fred and Joanna, pictured, watched for nearly two hours as the parade featuring hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars filed past their home.

6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights reacts when he realizes that he got a surprise truck parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
  6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights reacts when he realizes that he got a surprise truck parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise vehicle parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. He and his parents Fred and Joanna, pictured, watched for nearly two hours as the parade featuring hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars filed past their home.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise vehicle parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. He and his parents Fred and Joanna, pictured, watched for nearly two hours as the parade featuring hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars filed past their home.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights and his mom Joanna wave at a passing truck during a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
  6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights and his mom Joanna wave at a passing truck during a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
6-year-old Dylan Schroeder and his family wave at one of the myriad trucks participating in a celebratory parade for Dylan's last day of chemotherapy after a three-year fight against leukemia.
  6-year-old Dylan Schroeder and his family wave at one of the myriad trucks participating in a celebratory parade for Dylan's last day of chemotherapy after a three-year fight against leukemia.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights waves as trucks drive by during a surprise parade outside his home Sunday celebrating his last day of chemotherapy.
  6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights waves as trucks drive by during a surprise parade outside his home Sunday celebrating his last day of chemotherapy.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Santa and his sidecar-riding elf were among the hundreds of participants in a surprise parade for 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights who has waged a three-year battle with leukemia.
  Santa and his sidecar-riding elf were among the hundreds of participants in a surprise parade for 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights who has waged a three-year battle with leukemia.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Dylan Schroeder reacts with amazement at the sight of a particular truck during a surprise parade outside his Arlington Heights home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
  Dylan Schroeder reacts with amazement at the sight of a particular truck during a surprise parade outside his Arlington Heights home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A trio of Jeeps have a special salute for 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights during a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. He has waged a successful three-year battle with leukemia.
  A trio of Jeeps have a special salute for 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights during a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. He has waged a successful three-year battle with leukemia.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Dylan Schroeder reacts after the Windy City Jeep Club gave him a ride of his own as a gift after their members participated in a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
  Dylan Schroeder reacts after the Windy City Jeep Club gave him a ride of his own as a gift after their members participated in a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside him home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside him home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Special guests dance on the sidewalk during a surprise parade outside Dylan Schroeder's home Sunday.
  Special guests dance on the sidewalk during a surprise parade outside Dylan Schroeder's home Sunday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
  After a three-year battle with leukemia, 6-year-old Dylan Schroeder of Arlington Heights got a surprise parade outside his home Sunday on his last day of chemotherapy. The parade featured hundreds of trucks of all kinds and exotic cars and lasted almost two hours.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
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