Local BMX star bonds with boy fighting cancer

Katie Crowther

Local BMX star bonds with boy fighting cancer

CREATED Jan. 22, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Action News first introduced you to Nick Miller a few months ago. The 8-year-old is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He's been undergoing chemotherapy and other experimental treatments.

After finding out Nick is a huge fan of BMX -- the extreme sport of dirt-bike racing -- Action News put him in touch with local BMX star Ricardo Laguna.

The two spent a day together, riding bikes through Laguna's backyard dirt track.

"I think it's awesome," says Nick's mom Candice Fissers. "Nick is having the best time. He gets to forget about hospitals and cancer for a day. I don't even know what to say, we are very thankful that Ricardo did this."

Laguna says he got just as much out of the experience, as Nick.

"It's always an honor when I can help someone through my bike riding," Laguna says. "Hearing Nick's story definitely sets the bar. Life is not easy. You can complain and give up, or make something positive out of it. He's a great kid."

Action News also learned that doctors have just given Nick some good news. His cancer will likely be in remission by this time next month.