Cancer hasn’t stopped 4-year-old Jamison from dreaming of becoming a police officer.
On a recent trip to Yankee Stadium, Jamison’s favorite part of the game had nothing to do with the players on the field or the snacks in the stadium, but the chance to meet an NYPD officer.
The staff at Ronald McDonald House, where Jamison and his family are staying while he battles cancer, picked up on his interest and quickly reached out to the NYPD to have them pay a visit to their biggest fan. The very next night, dozens of officers streamed in to see their youngest recruit.
The boy appeared shy, or perhaps simply in awe at first, but then the glowing smile on Jamison's face was undeniable as he was introduced to the officers of the 19th Precinct. There were hugs and high-fives all around as they presented him with a generous supply of NYPD gear, including his very own police badge.
"It’s like Christmas," one officer joked in the video.
In addition to the gifts, Jamison was given the chance to feel like part of the force when he sat in a real NYPD squad car and got to work the signals.
When the night came to an end, the NYPD officers gave him a siren salute as they drove back to the stationm making for an unforgettable evening for Jamison and his family.
Ronald McDonald House of NY is an organization that provides temporary lodging and care for more than 35,000 families who are battling childhood cancer. More information can be found on their website.