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Wellesley Police unveil mini-cruiser for Virginia boy fighting cancer

Posted by Evan Allen  December 20, 2012 08:44 AM

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Photo courtesy of Wellesley Police
Wellesley Police Chief Cunningham's gift to Nathan Norman, a five-year-old boy battling cancer: a mini Wellesley Police car

A convoy of New England police officers on a Christmas mission will be visiting Thursday with a little boy they drove 600 miles to see, and Wellesley Police Chief Terry Cunningham brought five-year-old Nathan Norman a surprise - his very own mini-cruiser.

Nathan has advanced cancer, and more than 250 officers set off on Wednesday morning from Burlington, Mass., to bring Christmas cards to the little boy's home in Rustburg, Virginia, to fulfill his Christmas wish - receiving cards from cops and firefighters.

Wellesley Police posted the picture of the mini-cruiser on the department Facebook page.

"Sure it's great to SEE a Wellesley PD cruiser..but wouldn't it be better to have your OWN Wellesley PD cruiser? Chief Cunningham thinks so..and had this cruiser custom lettered with the help of the Patrolman, Superior, and Dispatcher Unions. This mini cruiser (which can move pretty fast) will be hand delivered to Nathan Norman in Rustburg, Virginia today."

You can watch the officers' trip on a livestream here and keep up with them on Twitter by following @WPDPhoto or the hashtag #cards4nathan or #cardsfornathan.

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