Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A seven-year-old boy from Germany suffering from cancer has had his greatest dream come true after the Berlin Police Department allowed him to be a police officer for a day.
Little Ben has reportedly always wanted to be a police officer ever since he could remember and listed riding in a police car and chasing thieves as possibly the best parts of the job.
But he was diagnosed with cancer, and because he needed to be cheered up and build up his energy before starting radiation therapy next week, the non-profit Kindertraume e.V. Association that helps sick children fulfil their dreams arranged this special visit.
The Kindertraume Team managed to arrange it so that Ben not only got to wear a policeman’s uniform including jacket and helmet, but also got to join the cops in some day-to-day activities at the headquarters of the Berlin Police Department.
He was looked after by officers from Section 13, which belongs to Directorate One and extends to the districts of Pankow, Niederschoenhausen, Rosenthal, Wilhelmsruh, French Buchholz and Blankenfelde.
Ben was allowed to take a look through detention room peak holes, he took fingerprints and he even managed to handcuff his own mom.
Finally, an American fire truck was waiting for him outside, where Ben and one of the firefighters personally tested its functions.
He was left with a lot of memories and a lot of great photographs to remind him as he battles cancer in the months to come.
The police thanked the Kindertraume e.V. Association for supporting ill children and enabling them to experience wonderful moments. They wished Ben and his family a lot of strength and hope for a small miracle.
The Kindertraume Team tries to help children with life-threatening illnesses regain their strength and vitality by making their dreams come true.
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