Police Officers Give Sick Boy Surprise Monday – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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CLEBURNE (CBSDFW.COM) – It was a kid’s dream: to be a policeman or a firefighter for a day.
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Twins Caleb and Chase Adams received that wish on their fifth birthday, thanks to permission from the Cleburne Fire and Police Department.
“I don’t even know what to say. I am speechless,” said mother Amber Adams.
Looking back over the years, this was an important milestone for the Adams family.
Caleb and Chase were born seven weeks early. For Amber and her husband, Joseph, Caleb’s health has been an ongoing journey since he was born.
Parents said Caleb has several neurological disorders, including autism and epilepsy. He also has an acute hemangioma and has survived brain surgery.
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Joseph is a warden officer for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department.
The connection with law enforcement sparked a love of the police in Caleb.
“Every time he comes into contact with someone in a uniform, he wants to go up to them and give them a hug,” Joseph said.
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On the twins’ birthdays on January 30, Amber contacted the Cleburne Police Department, to see if she could take the boys on a tour.
The officers told her they were going to do more – along with the Cleburne Fire Department, they threw a birthday party for the boys.
“With severe autism and all his other medical problems and just uncertainty right now – for him being a normal kid for a day, to experience life in a different way that the average person should – not just make his dreams come true,” said Amber.
The day includes cake and presents – lots of toy patrol cars for Caleb, and fire trucks for Chase – and an oath to be an honorary policeman and firefighter.
The highlight, however, is when the boys walk out the door, finding a fire truck, police cruiser and motorcyclist waiting in the parking lot for them to explore.
The boys were overjoyed, and the parents were moved to tears.
“We forget about medical problems, diseases and examinations and surgeries. We focused on happiness for the first time,” said Amber.
“People sometimes get the wrong impression of why we do this work. This is why we do this work – to make things better for him as he becomes an adult,” said Detective Kelly Summey.
Cleburne police and fire department officers also collected a collection and sent the entire Adams family of seven (father, mother, twins, plus sisters Alaiyah, Zoe, and Sophia) on vacation. weekend to the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine.
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