A boy from Maine was only given a year to live, according to doctors. “He wasn't supposed to make it until April and here is, he's just going,” the boy’s mother said.
Seven-year-old Liam Silveira has been battling glioma for over a year, his mother, Devin Silveira, said.
“He understands what's going on. He knows his treatment. He knows the prognosis somewhat,” she said. “He was only given a year. He wasn't supposed to make it until April and here is, he's just going."
Liam recently received his last cancer treatment -- but there’s more to the story that made it so special for him.
Members of the Penobscot County Sheriffs Department in Maine gave Liam a ride to this very last, and very important, cancer appointment.
"To see how strong he is as an individual is something that I admire. He's faced a lot of adversity through this and he's a strong individual,” said Dan Gastia with Bangor PD.
Another reason it was so special for Liam? He wants to grow up to be a police officer -- just like Dan, his “favorite” police officer.
"Pretty exciting when the young man gets to get in the vehicle and use the radio and he inspired us and we thought we were here for him and I think he's done so much for our community for all of us just a blessing to be a part of it,” Troy Morton from Penobscot County Sheriffs Department said.
Liam’s mom says he is her inspiration.
"He's just amazing. He is is my inspiration, he's a great kid."