Bringing Out the Best in All of Us – Members of the BPD Doing their Part to Make a Little Boy’s Christmas Wish Come True!!!
Approximately a week ago, the Boston Police Department learned about of the story of Nathan Norman. For those unfamiliar with the heartbreaking story, Nathan is a little boy in Rustburg, Virginia battling terminal brain cancer. And, for those of us who are parents, the heartache and sadness associated with news that a son or daughter may not live to see a 7th birthday is almost too hard to imagine and something all of us certainly hope and pray we never ever have to confront or encounter. That said, Nathan has a super simple Christmas wish this year that members of the Boston Police Department, and police departments across the country, are working hard to grant. When Nathan’s parents asked him what he wanted for Christmas this year, 6 year-old Nathan Norman told his parents, “All I want for Christmas this year is Christmas cards. Christmas cards from police officers, firefighters and EMT’s.”
That’s all he wants. So, with the intent of fufilling Nathan’s Christmas wish, at about 12:30pm today, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Commissioner Ed Davis asked members of the Boston Police Department to gather with him for a group photo to be used in a Christmas card for Nathan. Said Commissioner Davis, “As a parent of three, my thoughts and prayers go out to Nathan and his parents. The decision to gather for today’s photo for Nathan’s Christmas card was an easy one to make. I hope he enjoys the card and I really hope Nathan and his family have a wonderful Christmas. God bless them.”
If you’re a police officer, firefighter or EMT wanting to send Nathan a Christmas card, his address is as follows:
81 Dunivan Drive
Rustburg, Virginia 24588
To visit Nathan’s facebook page, click on the enclosed link: