DIMONDALE, Mich (WLNS) – “Am I allowed to go on a ride?” Aidyn’s day was to be filled with wonder.
“You’re certainly allowed to go for a ride.” This is his special day.
“Can I?” Almost more than a 5-year-old could hope for.
“Yes.” Because this is Aidyn Sharrow’s Day.
“We were contacted by the Rainbow Connection and the director asked for us, the Grants and Community Services Division, to put together what we’re calling Aidyn’s Day.”
“How is your day going so far buddy?”
“Good! Real fun!,” answered the excited boy.
“Aidyn was sworn in as honorary trooper with the Michigan State Police. He received a a fitted uniform shirt,” said Aidyn’s father Kevin Sharrow. “We got to ride in the trooper car we’ve got to a whole bunch of stuff that I never thought we would get to do. And since he wants to be a police officer when grows up, this is very exciting. Aidyn is five years old he’s been diagnosed with leukemia and so he’s going through treatment at this point in time,” explains Michigan State Police First Lt. Troy Allen. “Makes us feel really privileged to be able to do something like this, very lucky that he gets to enjoy it even though he’s gone through such a rough experience. Aidyn had the opportunity to meet with the canine unit for a canine demonstration our Emergency Support Team to see what Aidyn refers to as the tank as well as the helicopter. Here’s an opportunity for us to be able to bring some happiness to a young man’s life and to his family and to let the public know that they are Michigan State Police are out here to protect them and to serve them with a true purpose.”
And what’s the best part of the day for Aidyn? “Being a state trooper!”
Eventually the day does come to an end.
And for Aidyn Sharrow the adventure is just beginning.
“See you when I come back!”
And the troopers are looking forward to that day. “Okay, I’ll be waiting for ya.”
With a happy “alright” Michigan’s youngest honorary State Trooper is on his way.