STEVENSVILLE, Md.- Sunday was a day devoted to dads everywhere but for one dad from Catonsville, Md., this past Father's Day was more special then the rest.
After David Buck's 8-year-old son Kevin battled a life threatening disease called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis for the past 13 months, the father and son duo spent the day fishing for the first time on Kent Island.
"Kevin woke up one day and had a bump on his head and the next thing you know we were getting biopsies and getting chemo treatment just that quick," said David.
The father and son told WBOC it is not how many fish they were looking to catch, but how many memories they wanted make.
David and Kevin barely spend time together because of Kevin's intense hospital treatments and his dad working to pay for his son's medical bills.
But on Sunday, the duo felt they got the chance to do something they have never done before.
"Today we are going to go out on the boat for several hours and do something we don't get to do very often and that's fishing," David said. "If we get something that's great but if we don't that's ok too because it's Father's Day and it's a great day to spend with my son."
"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for anybody," said Kevin, "Spending time with my dad."
Thanks to Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing in Kent Island and the Casey Cares Foundation, Kevin and his father spent the day fishing with all equipment included.
Their only job was to enjoy each other's company which the Bucks said is the only thing that matters.
"It's just totally uplifting to be able to do something like this on a great day like today," said David. "And I can think of no better way to spend Father's Day than out on a boat with my son on the Chesapeake Bay."
Kevin is no longer undergoing chemotherapy. He said he is most looking forward to returning to playing sports again.
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