Parma boy battling cancer becomes police officer for a day

Parma boy battling cancer becomes police officer for a day
Liam Martin (Source: WOIO)

PARMA, Ohio (WOIO) - A 7-year-old boy battling cancer dreamed of becoming a police officer one day. Now, the Parma Police Department is helping make his dream a reality.

Liam Martin became an honorary Parma police officer Monday afternoon during a special event organized with assistance from A Special Wish Foundation Cleveland Chapter.

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Little Liam was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2018. Since his diagnosis, the 7-year-old has had multiple bone marrow biopsies and lumbar punctures along with chemotherapy.

He currently visits the hospital two days a week to receive chemo treatment.

Activities with Parma police included a swearing in ceremony, a ride in a police cruiser, and a special K-9 demonstration.

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