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Tucson boy fighting cancer is dreaming "Amazon" big

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 19:13:10-05

A Tucson boy fighting cancer is dreaming big. One of the biggest companies on the face of the earth made his wish come true.     

You can see the look of amazement on the face of Ben Bicknese.
 
After two years of fighting a kidney tumor, a trip to Amazon in Phoenix is just what the doctor ordered.
 
Ben's mom said it was all he talked about for his 8th birthday.
 
You might be wondering why Ben wanted to come to Amazon?
 
It has something to do with him being a loyal customer.
 
"He couldn't go out to the mall or anywhere like a regular kid because of his immune system being compromised. So he took to Amazon and became slightly obsessed with it," said Ben's mother.
 
Amazon provided the royal tour for Ben and all his family.
 
But they also put him to work.
 
Picking items for delivery.
 
Packing them to go out.
 
As it turns out, Amazon will send all those items to Ben and his sister, but it was the experience itself that turned out to be the greatest gift.
 
"The funnest thing I would see were all the things that made it move and stuff. The things that made the yellow boxes move," said Ben.
 
This act of generosity is not lost on Ben and his family as they face an uncertain future.
 
"He's got his 3-month scans, trying to stay positive and hope it comes out better this time."
 
Ben returned to Banner Diamond Children's Medical Center where he's spent so much time for surgeries chemotherapy and radiation.
 
But this time, he came as an honorary Amazonian to make special room-to-room deliveries of 50 Amazon tablets and 25 hundred dollars worth of gift cards for his young, fellow patients.
 
At the end, Ben summed it all up quite simply.
 
"Amazon was the best!"