Seven-year-old Maine boy with cancer gets police escort to final treatment

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A young boy received a special ride to his final cancer treatment with the help of police officers in Maine.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A boy from Maine was only given a year to live, according to doctors. “He wasn't supposed to make it until April and here is, he's just going,” the boy’s mother said.

Seven-year-old Liam Silveira has been battling glioma for over a year, his mother, Devin Silveira, said.

“He understands what's going on. He knows his treatment. He knows the prognosis somewhat,” she said. “He was only given a year. He wasn't supposed to make it until April and here is, he's just going."

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Liam recently received his last cancer treatment -- but there’s more to the story that made it so special for him.

Members of the Penobscot County Sheriffs Department in Maine gave Liam a ride to this very last, and very important, cancer appointment.

"To see how strong he is as an individual is something that I admire. He's faced a lot of adversity through this and he's a strong individual,” said Dan Gastia with Bangor PD.

Another reason it was so special for Liam? He wants to grow up to be a police officer -- just like Dan, his “favorite” police officer.

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"Pretty exciting when the young man gets to get in the vehicle and use the radio and he inspired us and we thought we were here for him and I think he's done so much for our community for all of us just a blessing to be a part of it,” Troy Morton from Penobscot County Sheriffs Department said.

Liam’s mom says he is her inspiration.

"He's just amazing. He is is my inspiration, he's a great kid."

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