A 3-year-old boy dealing with a rare form of muscular dystrophy received a major boost last week after getting to experience what it’s like to be a federal agent for a day in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
For Trent Powers and his family, the nice surprise gave them an opportunity to overlook his terminal diagnosis, which currently has no cure.
On Friday, the little boy appeared with his parents in front of a group of 70 volunteer law enforcement members to accept the many accolades that went with the honor. During the ceremony, Trent received mock credentials from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and a special U.S. Marshal teddy bear.
Trent’s parents told WABC-TV that their son receives treatment for his disease multiple times a week. His mother, Kim Powers, shared that this has taken a toll on the family.
“When you hear that your child is diagnosed with a disease that has no treatment and no cure it is the worst news possible,” she said Friday. “But we quickly picked ourselves up, and brushed our shoulders off, and decided that we can beat this.”
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