5-year-old Indiana girl gets police escort to chemo treatment

Members of the Hammond Police Department escorted a girl to Indianapolis for her chemotherapy treatment.
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Members of the Hammond Police Department escorted a girl to Indianapolis for her chemotherapy treatment.

Credit: Hammond Police Department

Credit: Hammond Police Department

A 5-year-old cancer patient from Indiana received a special police escort to a hospital for her next-to-last chemotherapy treatment, WLS reported.

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Sammy got a ride to an Indianapolis hospital by officers of the Hammond Police Department. She arrived Monday morning at the police station, wide awake and ready to make the trip in a police car, the television station reported.

Sammy's mother, Diana Barr, said her daughter was excited to make the journey.

"She laughed, she said, 'Mommy, have you ever been in a cop car?' I said, 'Nope, I guess this is a first time for everything,'" Barr told WLS.

Sammy was diagnosed with eye cancer when she was 3 months old. After having one eye replaced, the cancer returned, the television station reported.

Police officers said they hope to take Sammy to lunch and then on a shopping trip, WLS reported.

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