A courageous six-year-old boy, who has stage four neuroblastoma (cancer that is commonly found in the adrenal glands), has lived out his dream of “fighting baddies” with police officers.
Mitchell Ray from Dubbo, NSW is the epitome of brave after undergoing five cycles of chemotherapy and a major operation to remove a pineapple-sized tumour.
The six-year-old is now undergoing treatment to extend his life, but his parents Erin and Jeremy have been told to expect months, not years with their eldest child.
NSW Police treated the youngster to a day of police training so he could “catch the baddies”.
Donning the Rescue & Bomb Disposal squad uniform, Mitchell was given the opportunity to spend time on Sydney Harbour with the Marine Unit, and even sit on a police motorcycle before highway patrol officers took him for a spin in their vehicle.
“NSW Police treated Mitchell to a day he’d never forget after hearing about dream of becoming a police officer so he could ‘catch the baddies’.
“He donned the special equipment and suit worn by the Rescue & Bomb Disposal squad and try out their tools, spent time on the harbour with the Marine Unit and got to sit on a police motorcycle before highway patrol officers took him for a spin in their vehicle.
“Mitchell lapped up the officers’ attention and loved every minute of his experience,” Erin wrote in a Facebook post.
Mitchell was diagnosed on January 17th after doctors detected a large tumour in his stomach. His family remain at Sydney’s Ronald McDonald House to spend some extra precious time with him.
What a superhero.