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Fishing tournament creates memories for children battling cancer

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NIANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

Children never forget the time they caught their first fish.

This week, several children who are fighting cancer spent some time with their families as they soaked up the salt air and calm seas for a fishing trip.

The second annual Fishing for the Blues Tournament is sponsored by the Sunshine Kids Charity, courtesy of Captain Joe Devine and the Mijoy Charter crew.

This is the second year The Sunshine Kids Charity has sponsored the tournament, which is the brainchild of a local realtor who wanted to put smiles on the little faces who face so much.

"I've been through stage four cancer and this is an awesome organization they always take me out on trips and it makes a world of a difference,” said Queyara Lopez.

On-board weren’t just anglers, but new fishermen hoping to hook a brighter future because of their battle with cancer.

"I hope they have a good time they catch a fish, get to eat a fish and they enjoy it that's good,” said Captain Joe Devine.

Nate Resto was diagnosed when he was just 5 years old. He is now 11 and his mom Michelle Ganley said he has been in remission for 24 months.

"He's doing well. Still gets regular checkups and he's doing great,” Ganley said.

"I never thought to take him on a boat like this but there are so many people helping out its great," Ganley said.

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