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A big surprise for 6-year-old cancer survivor

Isaac Schneider gets on his first tractor at Ebert Eterprises. July 10, 2017. (WLUK/Pafoua Yang)

ALGOMA, Wis. (WLUK) -- With a John Deere tractor in tow, some community members are making a difference in the life of a young boy.

Six-year-old Isaac Schneider has been battling leukemia for most of his young life, but recently, he found out he is cancer-free. Kewaunee County, John Deere and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society put together a big surprise for Isaac on Ebert Enterprises.

Christopher Schneider, Isaac's dad, talks about the young boy's love for John Deere tractors.

"Every weekend he's out there, he wants to ride with his grandpa," he said.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) delivered its first Random Act of Light for Isaac. The organizers gave the Schneider family gifts and food.

"It's just a dark time, that to go and bring light into somebody's life, you can make such a difference," said Megan Kreuter of LLS.

Isaac also had the opportunity to chop hay in the biggest John Deere tractor, known as a forage harvester.

"It's times like this that we know of, that helps him forget about those difficult times," said Isaac's mother, Jennie.

Isaac's parents were touched to see how much one community can do. They say it's wonderful seeing all their children forget about the struggles of the past.

"They can just forget about all those bad days in the hospital or having him being sick at home, and just him being able to be a kid again. It's just fun to see that," Christopher Schneider said.

When Randy Ebert, owner of Ebert Enterprise, heard about Isaac, he immediately wanted to support the family.

"We can relate to that because we lost a young daughter of ours at one time," Ebert said. "You see the concerns, you see the love, you see the prayers and all that kind of stuff and that goes back to the simple thing: we're so busy, it's go go go, we've gotta appreciate everyday."

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