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St. Jude child to receive Christmas wish

By Justin Hanson - bio | email

BROWNSVILLE, TN (WMC-TV) - A Brownsville boy is getting what he calls the best Christmas present ever this year, thanks to a local police department.  

"I wanted to be a police officer and a Nintendo DSI," said Hunter Bryant, 10.

Bryant hasn't asked for much this Christmas.  Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or A.L.L.,  the past three years have been a struggle.  

"I mean if you have to have cancer, it's the best kind to have -- a 94% cure rate," said Hunter's mother, Mitzi.

On January 20th, Hunter will finish his chemo.  But this Tuesday, he'll get something else he's always wanted: the chance at being a police officer.  

"Well, I've always liked high speed chases, watching 'Cops' and all that, so I thought it would be fun," Hunter said.

"He runs around the house doing this, going around doors, goes around and says, 'Freeze!' and all kinds of things," his mother added.

Brownsville police Chief Chris Lea said he found out about Hunter's unusual Christmas wish on his mother's Facebook page.  That's when he offered to fulfill his wish.

"He'll be sworn in, and some of the activities we've planned I can't reveal just yet. I'll let him do a follow up on that," said Lea.

Hunter admits that he's a bit nervous about his new assignment.  

"It feels good though to help other people when people are going stuff wrong and all that," he said.

"I love anything that'll put a smile on his face," his mother said. "It makes my day a lot better."

You can keep up with Hunter and his condition by clicking here.

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