All 7-year-old Drake Walker wants is to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer. On Tuesday, Drake’s dream came true.
The adorable Drake was diagnosed in August with a “highly aggressive” cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG). Unfortunately, Drake’s diagnosis is terminal, as the tumor is on his brain stem.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the Walker family in their time of need.
Here’s what the page says:
August 15th Jim and Leslie Walker were given news no parent wants to hear. Their 7 year old Drake has been diagnosed with DIPG, a terminal and very aggressive cancerous tumor on his brain stem.
The Walkers are an amazing family full of love, dedication and service. Jim serves as a Sergeant with the Torrance Police Department, and Leslie serves families as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Taryn, James and Gigi are Drake’s adorable and amazing siblings. We hope to bless them in this monitory way to ease even a tiny bit of burden they might face along their journey AND memories of fun that will last forever.
All funds raised go directly to the family to help support them in any way during this difficult time.
But, Drake didn’t let his condition dictate how he was going to live his life, and on Tuesday evening Drake was sworn in as an honorary police officer with the Torrance Police Department in California.
Take a look (You can view the full video here):
What a special little boy! The people of Torrance should already feel safer knowing Drake is on the beat.
Keep fighting, Drake!