Published: Sun, February 10, 2019

Year-old girl with cancer fulfils dream of becoming a police officer

Year-old girl with cancer fulfils dream of becoming a police officer

And on Thursday, that dream came true when she was officially sworn in as an honorary officer in Freeport, Texas.

Abigail Arias wants to fight bad guys.

Clad in a uniform decorated with donated patches and challenge coins, Abigail was sworn in by Freeport Police Chief Ray Garivey, who first met Abigail and learned of her wish in December.

Despite having an incurable cancer, Abigail has not given up her fighting spirit. The 6-year-old has Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children.

Raymond Garivey Jr, Freeport Police Chief, said: 'The chemo and radiation hasn't worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God's hands and praying for a miracle'.

"They basically said it's time to enjoy some life", her mother, Ilene Arias, told CBS affiliate KTRK. "Extremely tough. We cried for weeks". Despite that struggle, Abigail says she still wanted to become a police officer. However, she said her daughter told her not to worry and that she will not let the bad guys win.


Fighting back tears, Mr Garivey swore Abigail into the force with a pledge to "keep fighting the bad guys".

"Abigail has been battling Wilms' tumor cancer for the past two years and expressed her dream of wanting to be a police officer to our Chief Ray Garivey", the police department wrote on Facebook.

'You have to meet her to really understand what a great and inspiring young lady she is'. "Also a special thanks to Rick Fernandez owner of Cop Stop Inc. for the wonderful FPD uniform and duty rig!" "But there's not a lot of people who can bring all these people to one place, and that's huge, and that says a lot for this little girl who sits right here today". She said, "They beat up my body. I want to help this cancer like go away in five seconds", Abigail said.

"I have cancer. The bad guys are in my lungs", the six-year-old from Texas told ABC News.

She said: 'I promise to be kind to others.

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