A 7-year-old Texas boy living with cancer received the ultimate gift this week when a squad of local police and firefighters gave him a special escort to school.
Brisen Fullbright has been fighting with health problems since he was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, one of the rarest forms of soft tissue cancer when he was just 6 years old. Brisen originally showed warning signs back in kindergarten, but after going through three chemotherapy treatments and having surgery on his arm, he had been in remission. Tragic news came shortly after as the cancer returned.
The surgery required Brisen to have his left hand amputated as a result of the cancer cells. During the time that the family was going through this, the community helped support the Fullbrights by raising nearly $10,000 at a rodeo event that was donated to Brisen’s medical expenses.
Brisen’s mom and dad both serve on the local force. Patrol Lt. Brian Fullbright and his wife, jail Lt. Beronica Fullbright wanted to give their son a special gift, so they rounded up some first responder friends and coordinated the ride.
Officers with the Burleson police and fire departments, as well as several Johnson County sheriff’s deputies and state troopers, lead Brisen Fullbright back to Frazier Elementary School, said Fox 4 News.
Brisen was all smiles when the parade of emergency vehicles pulled into his Texas elementary school as his classmates lined the sidewalks for his entrance. This was Brisen’s first day back to school since his absence to receive treatment. His friends cheered as lights flashed and sirens blared.
SPECIAL ESCORT: A 7-year-old Texas boy who has been battling cancer for more than a year went back to school Monday with a special escort.https://t.co/rHthfigwt2
— Fox 35 News (@Fox35News) April 1, 2019