Terminally ill Wisconsin girl who loves dogs visited by K-9 officers, nearly 40 police departments
Emma’s Special Day:
A young seven year old Wisconsin girl, diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, had quite a day when she was visited by approximately 40 police departments, K-9 officers included. Due to her great love for dogs, after her diagnosis, she asked people for pictures of their dogs. Soon after this, she received much love and support from all over the state, people sent letters and pictures of their dogs trying to make her cheerful.
An Act of Kindness:
Emma Mertens lived in Hartland, nearly 25 miles apart to the west of Milwaukee. Saturday morning, she experienced something unusual. K-9 officers from nearly 40 various police departments visited her home to see her. This was one great act of kindness from their side. In a Facebook post, the Hartford Police Department wrote, “Today, just a few of us (roughly 40) stopped by to see Emma. She had no idea we were coming so she was VERY excited. What an amazing and strong little girl. It was such a great morning.”
Response from Emma’s Family:
Many pictures have been posted showing how the officers and K-9s lined outside Mertens house to see her. In reply to this special visit, Emma’s family wrote, “There are no words….Pure Joy! Thank you to everyone who took the time to organize and participate in this. Emma is still all smiles! Over 35 different departments and many more K9s and officers.” This unexpectedly special visit made Emma’s day.
In the pictures, it can be seen that all these officers standing outside Emma’s house have brought their dogs along with them. This implies their support and love for little Emma and how they wanted to make the day special for her. From this news, belief on humanity gets restored for all of us. The brain tumor Emma is going through is inoperable, as reported. It is a rare tumor, and in such a situation, support and courage had to be given to Emma’s family and Emma herself. And this act by the police officers must have given her strength and courage to fight with her illness, and do not get despair. The illness is undoubtedly much bigger and severe for a little kid like Emma. We all pray for the best of her health.