Abigail Arias is 6 years old and fighting a lung cancer battle once again. “I have cancer. The bad guys are in my lungs,” she said. “I rung the bell, but now this cancer is coming back.” Wilms tumor, rare kidney cancer in children, is back with a vengeance and this time doctors are telling the family there’s no cure. “They basically said it’s time to enjoy some life,” said her mom, Ilene Arias. “Extremely tough. We cried for a few weeks.” Abigail, as strong as she is, whispered in her mother’s ear not to worry. This time, she said, the bad guys would not win. “To go through this and to realize that there is nothing you can do for your kid, as a parent, it was tough. It was very tough on us,” Abigail’s dad, Ruben Arias, said.
This past December, the Arias family met Freeport Police Chief Ray Garivey and they bonded. Abigail told him that when she grows up, she wants to be a police officer. “They are a lot stronger than I am,” the chief said, in tears. Wanting to fulfill her wish, he reached out to an organization in Pearland called Cop Stop and asked for a custom Freeport police uniform made especially for Abigail. She tried it on Tuesday for the first time. Abigail was sworn in on Feb. 7, surrounded by loved ones and officers from several different agencies around Texas.
Chief Abigail Arias is honored for her courageous fight against Cancer. You are an inspiration Chief and we send our Love and Prayers. Arabia Shrine Houston Texas would like to thank DeMontrond Auto Dealer of Houston, Conroe, Cleveland and Texas City for their support of our efforts, along with all of the Monster Truck Drivers and Law Enforcement agencies who made this event possible.
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