Voices Against Brain Cancer Applauds New England Police Force’s Gesture to Boy with Brain Cancer

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Voices Against Brain Cancer applauds the efforts of the New England police force following news of a 6-year-old, who is battling brain cancer, receiving a special Christmas present from local police.

On January 16, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) applauds the efforts of police across New England who granted the Christmas wish of a 6-year-old fighting cancer in both his brain and his spine, as reported by NBC.

According to an article from NBC, “all a 6-year-old Virginia boy battling brain cancer and a spinal tumor wanted for Christmas this year was to be able to celebrate it and to receive Christmas cards from police officers from around the country.”

The boy – Nathan Norman – got his wish, and more. Not only did he get his Christmas cards, but the article reports that a convoy of 90 police cruisers gathered at his house to give them to the boy. The police were especially motivated to show support for Nathan following the recent tragedy in Newtown, reports NBC.

The article states that Nathan has received an outpouring of support not only from police, but from his online community as well. Almost 17,000 people have liked his support page on Facebook and that number is still growing, reports the article.

“We always love to see people supporting cancer patients like Nathan,” said Scott Darrohn, a spokesperson for VABC. “There’s nothing worse than a child with brain cancer and for people to show so much encouragement will really help him keep a positive attitude towards his situation. We have seen time and time again that positivity can make all the difference when fighting cancer.”

VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.

VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

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