3-year-old cancer patient becomes a police cop to fight bad guys

Venus Upadhayaya
By Venus Upadhayaya
February 1, 2017Stories
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3-year-old cancer patient becomes a police cop to fight bad guys

It was a dream come true for three-year-old, Eli Hoag when he was sworn-in as a police cop.

Stephanie Hoag/Facebook
Stephanie Hoag/Facebook

Eli has been suffering from lymphoblastic leukaemia. He was diagnosed last year in January and in November he became the youngest police officer to join the Schertz Police Department, in Texas.

According to KSAT, he undergoes chemotherapy every day and needs to wear a mask every time he goes out of home. Children fighting with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy can fall critically ill due to a cold or infection.

“That’s how a lot of them pass away,” Eli’s father, Stan Hoag said.

It was very touching for his parents and other police officers to see him being sworn-in as a cop. He took the same oath as other officers do and received his own police patch and a sergeant’s coin for bravery in the line of duty.

“I honestly almost started crying when I was doing the swearing-in because I can only imagine. We take a lot of things for granted on a daily basis,” police Officer Helen Lafitte told KSAT.

Watch the video below:

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