Year-old Texas girl with cancer becomes an honorary police officer

Year-old Texas girl with cancer becomes an honorary police officer

A 6-year-old Houston-area girl battling cancer who dreams of becoming a law enforcement officer has been sworn in as an honorary member of the Freeport Police Department.

The department invited Abigail to be sworn in as an honorary officer Thursday, under one condition: Garivey made Abigail make a promise in her oath.

Her job now as police chief, she said, is to get after the bad guys, like the cancer in her body.

She was dressed in full Freeport Police Department blues as she climbed up a stepladder, raised her right hand and repeated Garivey's words.

Abigail Arias has Wilms' tumor, a type of childhood cancer that starts in the kidneys.

Abigail Arias has been fighting the disease for two years. "Extremely tough. We cried for weeks". However, she said her daughter told her not to worry and that she will not let the bad guys win.

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Abigail is no stranger to fighting the "bad guys" - her name for cancer - so the community led by Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. rallied to giver her a proper induction ceremony. Cop Stop's owner, Rick Fernandez, donated the uniform to her, along with the duty rig and gun belt. "You have to meet her to really understand what a great and inspiring young lady she is".

"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.

"I have cancer. The bad guys are in my lungs", the six-year-old from Texas told ABC News. And he kind of just winked at me and I said, "We're going to make that happen".

"They beat up my body".

"Her spirit, her toughness, her will to survive, that's what [we believe in]", Mr Garivey said. "I want to help this cancer like go away in five seconds", Abigail said.

"It means lots of excitement and lots of love", Abigail said.

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