Little boy battling Lymphoma honored as 'King of the Cowboys' at Salem Rodeo
A toddler from Richmond, Virginia got the VIP treatment at the Salem Rodeo on Saturday night.
Two-year-old Mason Haislip and his family were give a special treatment that included a ride around the arena in a pickup truck before the event started and access to the animals prior the rodeo.
Mason was honored as the 'King of the Cowboys' as well.
Mason was diagnosed with Lymphoma in December and was born with a heart defect that forced him to have a heart transplant about a year ago.
"Tonight is just a getaway; break away from the reality we face, just enjoy and make it all about him, the girls and ourselves," Tiffany Haislip, Mason's mom, told WDBJ.
As for Mason, he told the news station his favorite part of the rodeo was the bucking bulls.