A 4-year-old girl fighting a deadly disease had a reason to smile this week thanks to Pennsylvania State Police who made her an honorary trooper.
Rose Ramirez was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in October. Doctors say the cancer developed into a large tumor near her kidney.
Rose and her family traveled from Florida to Pennsylvania to get care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Her dad is a sergeant with the Florida State Highway Patrol and her mother is a former prosecutor. When Pennsylvania troopers heard about Rose’s story, they knew they had to do something.
In a special ceremony, Rose was made an honorary trooper.
“We hope her first big hat will help to keep her strong and determined as she continues this extremely difficult fight,” state police Lt. Joseph Altieri said.
” It is very emotional that we have so much support from complete strangers,” said Jose Ramirez, Rose’s Dad.