Boy gets Halloween surprise from police officers
MADERA, Calif. (FOX26) —
It's a Halloween dream come true for a sick young boy. His mother tells Fox26 that he wanted to be a police officer. Now that's exactly what he'll be thanks to dozens of local police officers and even some U.S. Marshals.
With a helicopter hovering around in the sky and police lights flashing—it was quite the scene at Valley Children’s Hospital Wednesday afternoon. But it wasn’t a crime scene. Dozens of Valley area police officers weren’t armed with guns, but smiles and gifts.
“It's so big, I just can't believe they all did this for my son," said Elisha Nelson.
It’s all for Elisha’s 11 year-old son Aidan. She tells Fox26 he wanted to be a police officer for Halloween
Elisha says Aidan has been at Valley Children's Hospital for the last two months.
“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,” said Nelson.
When a Fresno police officer heard about Aidan's Halloween dream, Fresno police, the SWAT team and even a few U.S. Marshals decided to surprise Aidan at the hospital Wednesday.
“He was shocked. He doesn't like surprises too much so he was a little nervous about what he was waiting for but when he saw it he was like this is so cool. I thought they were just going to come by and say hi and give him a t-shirt and so it's pretty cool,” said Nelson.
Aidan received much more than a t-shirt, officers gave Aidan his very own 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," said Nelson.
Aidan may only be dressing up as an officer for Halloween, but now officers say he's one of them for life.
“Thank you to them coming out,” said Aidan.
Aidan says he can't wait to go trick or treating. His mother Elisha tells Fox26 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 that was autographed by Derek Carr.