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It’s stories like this that remind us there’s a tremendous amount of good left in the world.
A young girl from Wisconsin suffering from an inoperable brain tumor got the surprise of her life thanks to nearly 40 different police departments from around the state.
This is 7-year-old Emma Mertens. In January, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, which is a rare brain tumor.
This is Emma, an incredibly brave 7-year-old from Hartland, WI who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain…
Soon after she was diagnosed, she started asking people for photos of their dogs to cheer her up. The Wisconsin Humane Society put out a call for photos and they started flooding in.
Since January, she’s received countless letters and photos from friends and supporters all wanting to cheer her up.
But this weekend, she was blown away by some surprise visitors.
K-9 officers from nearly 40 different police departments showed up at her house in Hartland, which is about 25 miles west of Milwaukee.
“Today, just a few of us (roughly 40) stopped by to see Emma,” the Hartford Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “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.”
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. #teamemma
Mertens family says she was absolutely blown away. Pictures show her joy as the officers and the K-9s lined up to see her. The family wrote online, “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!’