PHOTO OF THE DAY: Suau Is Star of Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade

BOSTON – Framingham’s Devin Suau, 6, was the star of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston today, March 19.

Suau, who is battling a rare incurable disease DIPG, was invited to lead the parade by Boston Police.

Suau rode on an armored Boston Police vehicle with his uncle Boston police officer Justin Cremmins.

Before the parade, Suau spent some time with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who Tweeted out a photo.

Mayor Walsh said he was the police commissioner for the City of Boston for the day.

The Stapleton Elementary School student wore a police uniform given to him by Framingham Police. Earlier this month, Suau was Framingham’s Police Chief for a day.


In January, after a fall from a snowboard, Suau was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and given a diagnosis of less than two years to live.

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer typically found in children under the age of 10.  There is no cure and no one has survived the diagnosis.

Thefamily is hoping Devin will be the first to defeat the disease. They launched an awareness campaign called #WhyNotDevin

The family is hoping to get Devin in a trial to defeat this diagnosis.

A GoFundMe has been set up to raise $250,000. More than $220,000 has been raised. You can contribute, by clicking here.


Photo of Devin Suau in the St. Patrick’s Day parade coutesy of a Framingham Source reader.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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