‘Policeman’ for day

Pericles Anetos

A WOULD-be policeman had an opportunity yesterday to rev the engine of a service motor bike, play with canine colleagues and ride in a squad car as part of a Reach for a Dream project. Three-year-old Avuyile was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer at the Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town last year.

He has to undergo chemotherapy monthly, but yesterday he put his fight with cancer aside and became a little boy living his dream.

The young Port Elizabeth boy’s wish was granted with the help of Humewood police station officers, who organised the day’s exciting activities.

His mother, Siphokazi, said: “I am so happy I don’t know what to say … He will never forget this day, or all this that has happened. He has got hope [now] with his sickness.”

The young fighter’s face lit up when he revved senior traffic officer Ryan Jegels’s bike and handcuffed Warrant Officer Michael Meyer.

He also showed a keen interest in equipment he might need as a policeman, including a bulletproof vest and pepper spray.

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