VIRAL: 4-Year-Old Battling Cancer Fulfills Dream Of Being A Police Officer

Joshua Salmoiraghi is a 4-year-old boy out of Colorado Springs who is battling cancer.

“People who don’t know him are here for him, that’s a huge blessing,” Joseph Salmoiraghi said about his 4-year-old son. “He doesn’t fully understand everything that’s going on, but he’s having the time of his life right now.”

Such a young child battling cancer is an unfathomable situation, but the family is doing what they can for their son, including helping him fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer.

By the help of the Colorado Springs Police Department, Joshua was sworn in as an honorary officer – badge and all.

Check out the Colorado Springs Police Department’s new member, per Fox News:

On Tuesday, Joshua was “sworn in” to the department in full uniform, the police department announced.

The day was full of doughnuts and fun for Joshua, who was first diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer over Father’s Day weekend in June 2017. He was 3-years-old at the time. The city’s fire department also came, allowing the boy to sit in a fire truck and spray the fire hose.

After undergoing surgery to remove an 11-centimeter tumor from his left kidney, the young boy went through radiation and chemotherapy treatment. By December of last year, doctors determined Joshua to be in remission.

But that changed in January after the 4-year-old’s doctors found another tumor in his left lung.
While the tumor was removed, Joshua will start a new six-month round of chemotherapy on Thursday at Aurora Children’s Hospital. This time, “it is going to be much more harsh, much more aggressive,” Joseph, a military veteran and pastor, said.

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The kid couldn’t look happier:

The emotional story quickly made its rounds over the internet as people from across the country found themselves in tears over the young boy, expressing support and encouragement via social media:


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