Texas Girl, 6, Battling Cancer Sworn In As Police Officer

Clay Curtis
February 11, 2019

Speed demons and law busters in one Texas town may have met their match in 6-year-old Abigail Rose Arias, whose dream of becoming a police officer to exact revenge on her terminal cancer came true on Thursday in a special ceremony.

"Congratulations to the newest member of the Freeport Police Department, Honorary Officer Abigail Rose Arias!" police said in a Facebook post Thursday.

Abigail Arias wants to fight bad guys. Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. told CNN, "The chemo and radiation hasn't worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God's hands and praying for a miracle".

"While it is rare", Wilms tumor "is the most common type of kidney cancer in children", according to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Abigail was first diagnosed two years ago and after 80 rounds of chemotherapy was in remission for five months, but the disease returned in both lungs. "Extremely tough. We cried for weeks". "They basically said it's time to enjoy some life", her mother, Ilene, later said.

Chief Ray Garivey had learned of Abigail's interest in law enforcement and dream. There, she told the police chief that she wanted to be an officer when she grows up.

As Abigail was sworn in surrounded by her family and police officers from around the state, Garivey could be seen shedding tears during the emotional moment. However, she said her daughter told her not to worry and that she will not let the bad guys win.

Garivey said, "Her spirit, her toughness, her will to survive, that's what (we believe in)". "You have to meet her to really understand what a great and inspiring young lady she is". "I rung the bell, but now this cancer is coming back", she said. "I felt excitement and all love", she said.

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