She was dressed in full Freeport Police Department blues as she climbed up a stepladder, raised her right hand and repeated Garivey's words. Her family were recently told her cancer is terminal.
A Texas police chief swore in a young girl who has been battling cancer for two years as an honorary officer of the Freeport Police Department.
Abigail Arias has Wilms' tumor, a type of childhood cancer that starts in the kidneys.
Raw video: Freeport Police Department in Texas holds a ceremony to celebrate Abigail Arias, the city's new honorary officer.
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Speaking to ABC13, Abigail had a heartbreaking take on her situation. As his voice cracked, he read the oath, pausing to allow Abigail time to repeat the lines, "I now and forever promise to keep fighting the bad guys... until all my cancer is gone".
Abigail's mother Ilene admitted to KTRK, "They basically said it's time to enjoy some life". "So I want to help the bad guys go away and I want to help this cancer go away in like, 5 seconds".
"We're strong in our faith", her dad said.
Abigail thought up a good way to combat what she calls "the bad guys" in her body that are making her sick. During the meeting, the girl expressed her desire to become a police officer when she grows up. Despite that struggle, Abigail says she still wanted to become a police officer.
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Garivey said, "Her spirit, her toughness, her will to survive, that's what (we believe in)".
"Her terrific smile and will to keep fighting "the bad guys" inside of her - I wanted to make her dream come true", Garivey said. "I rung the bell, but now this cancer is coming back", she said.
"It felt neat inside of my heart and in my body, I felt excitement and all of love", she said.
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