• Officers help make Halloween dream come true for boy with cancer

    By: Scott Flynn , WSB-TV

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    FRESNO, Calif. - It was a Halloween dream-come-true for a young boy, thanks to the police agencies near his home.

    For the last two months, Aidan Nelson has been at Valley Children's Hospital in Fresno, California.

    “He walked into the hospital and became paralyzed two days after we arrived. We learned he has a cancerous tumor on his neck that is terminal,”Aidan’s mother Elisa Nelson told KMPH-TV.

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    Aidan told his mother all he wanted to be for Halloween was a police officer.

    On Wednesday, a caravan of police cruisers, SWAT vehicles and even a police helicopter descended on the hospital, all in a surprise made just for Aidan to make his Halloween wish a reality.

    “I thought they were just going to come by and say hi and give him a T-shirt and so it's pretty cool,” Nelson said.

    Aidan ended up receiving much more than just a T-shirt. Officers ended up giving the boy a full Fresno police uniform.

    “I'm just so overwhelmed. I'm just so thankful for all the people. I mean I love my son, but to see other people love on him too, it's just incredible," Nelson said.

    Nelson said a Halloween store also donated a police officer costume, but she says her son is excited to wear his new Fresno police uniform.

    Officers also gave Aidan an Oakland Raiders jersey autographed by Derek Carr.

     

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