Terminally ill Wis. girl visited by almost 40 PDs, K-9s

Almost 40 different police departments and K-9 units visited the girl over the weekend to brighten her day


By PoliceOne Staff

HARTLAND, Wis. — A terminally ill Wisconsin girl who loves dogs was able to spend a day with K-9 officers over the weekend.

Emma Mertens, 7, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare, inoperable brain tumor, local news station Fox 29 reports.

Since her diagnosis, Emma has received countless photos and letters from friends and supporters to help cheer her up.

Saturday, Emma was met by K-9 officers from close to 40 different police departments at her home.

“There are no words....Pure Joy!” Emma’s support Facebook page posted. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to organize and participate in this. Emma is still all smiles!”

 

There are no words....Pure Joy! Thank you to everyone who took the time to organize and participate in this. Emma is...

Posted by Team Emma - Emmalovesdogs7 on Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Wisconsin Humane Society is also collecting photos of dogs and kind words to share with Emma to brighten up her day.

 

This is Emma, an incredibly brave 7-year-old from Hartland, WI who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain...

Posted by Wisconsin Humane Society on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

 

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