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Alexander’s Journey picks up intergalactic support on Twitter

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A little British boy who is in Kansas City for cancer treatment recently received some intergalactic support as he battles his way to a cure.

Kansas City, Kan., police chief Terry Ziegler began following Alexander Goodwin's journey on Twitter and eventually formed a friendship with his family. When the little boy arrived at the airport just a few weeks ago, officers from multiple departments gave him a police escort from the airport to University of Kansas Hospital.

Over the Christmas weekend, William Shatner learned about Alexander's story and offered some encouragement for the young boy. He then asked his supporters to follow Alexander on Twitter.

With Shatner's help, Alexander's Journey surpassed 13,000 followers.

Chief Ziegler thanked Shatner for his support  Monday night on Twitter.