New Milford, PA—A teenager with a debilitating illness got to live out one of his dreams on Tuesday.Read Now
New Milford, PA—A teenager with a debilitating illness got to live out one of his dreams on Tuesday.
Fourteen year old Josh Bourassa from New Milford loves Krispy Kareem doughnuts and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Josh also has Krabbes leukodystrophy, a disease that damages the nervous system.
Krabbes leukodystrophy has no cure, and Josh now has severe scoliosis.
Last week, Pennsylvania State Police made Josh an honorary trooper in a special ceremony at his home.
Josh’s mom Rebecca says her son has always wanted to be a cop.
“He’d ride up and down the street singing, ‘bad boys, bad boys.’ He’s always, every time we see police officers, he’s always like, ‘oh, mom, go faster, get pulled over, get a speeding ticket, I want to see my friends,'” said Rebecca Bourassa.
For him to selflessly think about law enforcement all the time, with all of the difficulties that he’s going through in his life, it makes us feel so touched in all of the barracks that we have in the troop,” Trooper Urban said.
“To me, I know personally that I don’t think I’ll get that chance to see him do that. So to have that done and have someone go out of their way to do that, to me, that was a dream come true.”