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A terminally ill Pennsylvania boy with just over a year left to live was granted a final wish over the weekend. Kaleb Holder, 8, was sworn in as an honorary sheriff Friday at the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office in the city of Allentown, Good Morning America reports.

Lehigh County Sheriff Joe Hanna stepped aside in his role to give Kaleb the reigns for the day as the office’s top cop. Kaleb suffers from the rare brain disease adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, and has been showing signs of decline according to his mother, Janelle Daly.

Little Kaleb’s condition is not stopping him from fulfilling a life’s dream, and he was all smiles as he put on a sheriff’s uniform that was way too large for him. Sheriff Hanna, who recognized that Kaleb is facing the end of his life, said that he and his staff were “lucky” to have hosted him and his family.

Daly explained to ABC News that her eldest daughter’s fiance, Deputy Richmond Penn of the Allentown Police Department, helped put things in motion to help with Kaleb’s special day. Local outlet 69 News also reported on Sheriff Holder’s adventures with Deputy Penn stating that Kaleb looked up to police and law enforcement as heroes instead of comic and action figures.

ALD is a condition that strikes 1 in 18,000 people according to the Stop ALD Foundation. Daly mentioned to ABC News that Kaleb’s condition is far too advanced for treatment and that he’ll lose many of his senses in months. She added that after he goes into a vegetative state, he’ll live a possible year longer.

For now, Kaleb’s dreams have been fulfilled and Daly has expressed her gratitude in droves.

A GoFundMe page has been established by the family to help offset Kaleb’s medical costs. So far it has raised nearly $4,000 of a $50,000 goal.

SOURCE: ABC News, 69 News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 


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