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Boy, 7, with cancer gets police escort to final treatment

Seven-year-old Liam Silveira has had glioma for over a year, his mother, Devin Silveira, said.

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“He understands what's going on. He knows his treatment. He knows the prognosis somewhat,” she said.

Liam recently received his last cancer treatment, and law enforcement officers made it very special for him.

Members of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office in Maine gave Liam a ride to this very last, and very important, appointment.

"To see how strong he is as an individual is something that I admire. He's faced a lot of adversity through this and he's a strong individual,” said Officer Dan Gastia, of the Bangor Police Department.

Another reason it was so special for Liam is because he wants to grow up to be a police officer, just like Gastia, whom he calls his “favorite” police officer.

"Pretty exciting when the young man gets to get in the vehicle and use the radio, and he inspired us and we thought we were here for him and I think he's done so much for our community, for all of us. Just a blessing to be a part of it,” Sheriff Troy Morton, of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said.

"He's just amazing. He is my inspiration. He's a great kid," said Liam’s mother.

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