Fil-Am boy with cancer becomes honorary cop for Christmas

Fil-Am boy with cancer becomes honorary cop for Christmas

- Filipino-American Ethan Helms was diagnosed with leukemia in February

- The 7-year-old boy's dream is to become a police officer

- As a Christmas gift, he was sworn in as an honorary member of the Bellaire Police

Christmas has always been a season of gift-giving and spreading cheer. And one Filipino-American boy has received a very special present this holiday.

On December 15, Ethan Helms' dreams came true as he became an honorary police officer of the Bellaire Police in Houston, Texas in the USA.

Ethan has been fighting against cancer since February 2017. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a report by ABS-CBN News.

Houston-based charity "Stuff the Sleigh" made the amazing gift a reality with a partnership with the Bellaire Police Officer's Association.

The police officers even gave Ethan his own uniform, whistle, name plate, and badge! Ethan's mother, Carissa Helms, shared photos on Facebook.

Ethan took a tour of the police department and even rode a police car.

"It was a really big deal and a big honor for Ethan and our family," said Carissa.

They also staged a traffic violation so that Ethan can experience pulling someone over. Watch the video below.

Carissa added that the last 11 months of medical treatments have been hard for Ethan and the family.

This Christmas gift is a welcome treat for all of them, especially young Ethan.

Stuff the Sleigh supports kids with cancer and their families through gift-giving during Christmas.

"We want to make sure we are helping everyone in the family. Because when someone in the family is diagnosed with cancer, it not only changes the patient's life, but it changes the life of every single person in the family," said Executive Director Nicole Normandin.


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