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Texas girl, 6, battling cancer sworn in as police officer

Texas girl, 6, battling cancer sworn in as police officer

"The chemo and radiation hasn't worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God's hands and praying for a miracle", Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. told CNN.

Garivey met Abigail at a "Pancakes with Santa" event, where she told the officer she wanted to become a policewoman when she was older.

A Texas police chief swore in a young girl who has been battling cancer for two years as an honorary officer of the Freeport Police Department.

Abigail is fighting a Wilms tumor, also known as nephroblastoma.

Abigail confided in Mr Garivey that she has always wanted to be a police officer.

"That just devastated us", her father, Rueben Arias, said.

During her swearing-in ceremony, Abigail took an oath to continue fighting the "bad guys" until she is cancer free.

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As for now, the bad guys have spread to her lungs, KTRK reported. "The doctors can say what they say medically, but we know that God is the One who has her destiny in His hands".

The bad guys the 6-year-old is up against are inside her. During the meeting, the girl expressed her desire to become a police officer when she grows up.

She vowed to "keep fighting the bad guys" until all of her cancer is gone.

Freeport police Chief Ray Garivey learned of Abigail's interest in law enforcement and arranged to make her dream of being an officer come true.

"Look around this room today", Garivey said during the ceremony. "I rung the bell, but now this cancer is coming back", she said.

"Abigail is battling cancer, and doctors have told the family there is no cure", they wrote, adding: "Please keep her and the Arias family in your thoughts and prayers".

Abigail said after she was made an officer: "It felt neat inside of my heart and in my body, I felt excitement and all of love".