Four year old Persian has always been fascinated by the police.
Persian was diagnosed with kidney cancer in May 2013. He has undergone two courses of chemotherapy and has had a tough 12 months but this has not dampened his enthusiasm for the police.
He is particularly interested in police cars and helicopters.
The charity Make-A-Wish UK gave Persian his dream day – a special policeman experience with his favourite local policeman, George.
Persian arrived at the police training centre in Birmingham in style by travelling in a Hummer limousine. He had his own police uniform and visited the dog-handling unit. He was able to get a sense of what it was to be a police officer and was able to sit in police cars and on motorcycles – he loved sounding the sirens, just like a real policeman!
As an extra surprise a police helicopter landed in the grounds for Persian to inspect.
Persian’s mother was thrilled to see her son so happy. “The wish allowed Persian to be a normal little boy and the memories of the day will help him cope with whatever is thrown at him next. Over the last year there have been a lot of bad times, but the wish was something positive that has given us amazing memories to hold on to.”
See clips from Persian’s dream day in the video below:
Make-A-Wish UK was formed in 1986 to grant a wish to children and young people with life-threatening conditions. To-date the charity has granted over 9,000 wishes to children.
Make-A-Wish UK helps hundreds of children like Persian every year, making a least one-day in their lives truly memorable for all the right reasons. They rely on the support of volunteers and donors in order to be able to fund such experiences because they receive no government funding. Click here to find out more about the fantastic work that the charity does visit.