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Stolen fort returned to brain cancer survivor
Rachel Leigh
Posted: 01/16/2014 5:33 AM

By Jeff Skrzypek

JUPITER, FL (WFLX) - Stolen in the midst of a stressful move -- a Jupiter brain cancer patient was smiling on Wednesday night after a neighbor found and returned his play fort taken from him. 

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed the stolen fort was found after someone abandoned it just off of Indiantown Road in Jupiter Farms. "I'm in my own little house!" screamed Brock Smith, an 8-year-old cancer patient who lost his fort. 

Just when little Brock never thought he would see his play fort again, he was back inside it. "That's our bed," said Brock Smith. "That's where our TV goes!" 

The fort was built by his father, Steve Smith, who constructed it for him to play in during intense, sensitive treatments. 

While the family was moving, someone stole his coping mechanism. 
     
But hours after the word got out, whoever had it, dumped it on the side of the road. "Maybe their conscious kicked in a little.  
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