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Emotional Duck Boat ride for Mobile man battling inoperable tumor


It's a unique experience to the Port City: Duck Boat Tours, but Sunday's ride was an emotional one for Mike Davis and his family. 

Mike cracked a smile as the duck boat tour splashed into the Mobile River. He waved as folks passed and the tour wouldn't be complete without some "quacking".

Mike and his wife, Arlene, have wanted to tour the Port City this way for a while now.

"We thought about it for several years and just never got around to it so when this opportunity came up, we jumped on it and we appreciate it," Mike said.

You wouldn't know it from watching him Sunday, but Mike was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. It affects the way he walks, talks and overall movement on the right side of his body. 

After learning of Mike's tragic diagnoses, Duck Boat Tours donated ten tickets so he and his family could enjoy the ride and take their mind off his illness for a while.

"It's great. It was fun. We enjoyed it a lot. I would highly recommend it to anybody who came to the city," the Davis's said. 

Mike said his favorite part was being on the water and the close up view of all the ships reminded him of the ones he worked on years ago.

"I used to design control systems for naval destroyers at Ingalls," Mike said.

The couple said they're thankful for the tour and to have such a strong support system as they face a tough road ahead.

"I want to thank those who came to see us and especially my family for coming with us. this means a lot to me God bless all those involved," Arlene said.

If you'd like to help Mike and the Davis family financially, you can donate to the "fight like mike" go fund me account.

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