Texas girl battling cancer becomes honorary officer

Texas girl, 6, with terminal cancer gets wish to be police chief

She's fighting the 'bad guys': 6-year-old cancer patient fulfills dream of being sworn in as Texas police officer

A 6-year-old Texas girl with an incurable cancer said she had dreamed of becoming a police officer, so the Freeport Police Department decided to make her an honorary officer for the day - and the chief of police broke down while swearing her in.

Freeport Police said: 'Congratulations to the newest member of the Freeport Police Department, Honorary Officer Abigail Rose Arias!

Abigail said she wanted to become a police officer so she could fight the "bad guys": the cancer in her body.

In a clip of the ceremony, Abigail is seen stood on a step ladder with her right hand raised as she repeats an officer's words.

Abigail Arias has been diagnosed with a Wilms tumour, a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys in children, and can often be terminal.

Abigail Arias has been fighting the disease for two years.

Abigail thought up a good way to combat what she calls "the bad guys" in her body that are making her sick. "Extremely tough. We cried for weeks".

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"The chemo and radiation hasn't worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God's hands and praying for a miracle", Garivey told CNN. During the meeting, the girl expressed her desire to become a police officer when she grows up.

The 6-year-old first met Chief of Police Ray Garivey in December and told him about her dream of becoming a cop.

This morning her dreams came true.

"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'.

As for now, the bad guys have spread to her lungs, KTRK reported. "Her story brought peace officers from all over today into one room and it was a magical moment for all who were in attendance".

Abigail said the day "felt neat inside my heart". "I want to help this cancer like go away in five seconds", Abigail said.

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