A young patient received an incredible police escort as he embarked on his final treatment for an aggressive form of cancer.
Liam Silveira, of Bangor, Maine, has been fighting against high-grade glioma for over a year. With the 7-year-old suffering from such a viciously aggressive form of the disease, doctors did not expect Silveira to live past April of this year — but miraculously, he proved them all wrong.
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“Liam outliving the prognosis is a miracle,” Silveira’s mother, Devin, told ABC News.
As he continues to defy the physicians, this brave little guy has been keeping his eyes fixed on his lifelong goal of becoming a police officer. And thanks to a few deputies from the local department, he was able to make this dream a reality a little sooner than he’d expected.
Much to his surprise, Liam found a whole bunch of Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department officers packed into his living room as he prepared to head off for his last day of chemotherapy.
“When we came downstairs in the morning, there were five police cruisers in the driveway,” Silveira explained.
The officers let the ecstatic Liam ride along in the police cruiser, use the radio, and even presented him with an honorary sheriff’s badge. “He inspired us,” said Sheriff Troy Martin. “We thought we were here for him, and I think he’s done so much for our community and all of us.”
As for Liam’s mom, she said it was a day she would never, ever forget.
“I cried just to see how many people came out to support him and show their love for him,” Devin explained. “It was really touching.”
And Liam? Well, he might not be completely out of the woods just yet, but he remains determined and hopeful he’ll get to that point.
“I’m doing awesome!” he exclaimed.
Please pray for this brave little guy as he continues to fight his battle with grace and courage.
(H/T: ABC News)