Three Chelmsford Police officers joined hundreds today to visit a young boy in Virginia with cancer.
Officers Nick Ziminsky, Dan Sullivan and Tony Bellissimo were three of hundreds of police officers set to fulfill a young boy's dream, as he fights his way through cancer treatments.
Hundreds of police officers from departments around New England, organized by the Burlington Police Department, left the Burlington Mall early this morning to caravan hundreds of miles to help make the Christmas wish of young boy battling cancer come true.
The boy is Nathan Norman, who, as reported on New Milford Patch, was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago. Nathan lives with his family in Rustburg, Virginia.
Like most little boys, Nathan loves to watch cops, firemen and EMT's speed to calls in shiny cars and trucks —sirens blaring and lights flashing —making no stops as they race to save people.
This Christmas, Nathan is calling upon these heroes to make his wish come true by sending him cards, letters and patches —anything with a first responder insignia.
This morning hundreds of New England police officers gathered to not only send Nathan a card, but to hand deliver him many cards and pay him a special visit.
According to Chelmsford Police Public Information Officer Dan Ahern, the three officers from Chelmsford received a tremendous amount of help from Police Chief James Murphy, Deputy Chief Scott Ubele, the Chelmsford Police Athletic League and various members of the Chelmsford Police family.