One special day is all it takes
The holidays should be full of joy, love, and being selfless. Even though there are millions of Americans who are less fortunate, financially, emotionally, or even physically, it’s nice to see people come together and be kind to our fellow citizens. Having a terminally ill loved one, especially a young child, is especially hard around the holidays. While everyone seems to be celebrating, some families are going through a myriad of negative emotions. So making a small gesture can brighten someone’s day, and it’s good to remember that every day of the year.
One little Chicago boy is battling cancer and thanks to Make-A-Wish, his dream came true for one exciting day. We hope this story inspires you to go out there and help someone going through a bad time.
The Chicago Police Department gave 3-year-old David Juarez the chance to live his dream thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation. While many kids dream of being a superhero, little David wanted to be a police officer.
Accord to WGN, David’s uncle, Fernando Quintanialla, said the family supported David while he was going through treatment. And that included watching David’s favorite movie Zootopia
The animated Disney movie Zootopia is about the first rabbit who joins the police force. Many fellow cops doubt her abilities, but she takes it upon herself to solve a mystery.
“Usually he would be at the hospital a week – we all took turns spending time with him,” David’s uncle said. “I lost count how many times we watched that movie.”
Zootopia inspired David to want to become a crime-solving police officer.
Chicago PD was more than happy to make David’s dream become a reality. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson swore David in as a cop for the day.
Little David got sworn in and saluted. He went on to do a lot of exciting things, like sitting in the SWAT Humvee, taking a ride on the police boat, and best of all, meeting the horses and dogs on the force.
“I mean, look at his face,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said. “That tells it all right there. He loves the color blue, right David? He’s always wanted to be a police officer. He thinks police officers make the world a better place to be so we had no choice but to accept him into the ranks of the Chicago Police. … And we’re happy to have him.”