Any child who is suffering a deadly disease is something that touches a cord with all of us; the injustice is maddening.Thankfully there are good souls around that work hard to make these children’s lives that much more special.In the case of sweet 6-year-old Abigail Arias, she was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children.
Her parents were told that the chemo and radiation hadn’t worked and she didn’t have long left. They “cried for weeks.”But this little girl had big dreams and wanted to become a police officer and fight the bad guys. Just recently her dream came true.Abigail has been battling cancer for two years.
Then after holdiays her family received the heartbreaking news that her treatment hadn’t worked.
“They basically said it’s time to enjoy some life,” her mother, Ilene Arias, told CNN affiliate KTRK. “Extremely tough. We cried for a few weeks.”
Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. met Abigail back in December at the police department’s “Pancakes with Santa” event. During the meeting, the girl expressed her desire to become a police officer when she grows up.
‘Inspiring young lady’
“Her terrific smile and will to keep fighting ‘the bad guys’ inside of her — I wanted to make her dream come true,” Garivey said. “You have to meet her to really understand what a great and inspiring young lady she is.” he said, according to CNN.
Garivey called in help from Cop Stop to get a custom Freeport uniform specially designed for Abigail, which they happily donated.
Then on February 7, Mr Garivey swore Abigail into the force with a pledge to “keep fighting the bad guys”.