Police Officers make Disabled 5 year-old's dream come true
Many of us had remembered back to when we were kids and thought about our dreams back then. Over time, we either made that dream a reality, or we changed our dream because of various reasons. Well, the Covington Police Department made sure that Morgan Steward's dream would become a reality.
Morgan Steward has a genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type II. His condition requires him to use a wheelchair, but he's never let that slow him down. He told his mom: "Mom, I want to be a police officer, I want to stop the bad guys."
Meeting Covington police officers for the first time in October at an event for The Miracle League, a charity that gives people with mental or physical disabilities an opportunity to play baseball, Steward spent two hours talking with officers and even got to ride in their squad car.
"It was the highlight of my career," Stacey Cotton, CPD Chief Of Police, told Fox 5 News.
Then, a few weeks later, one of the officers came across a photo on Facebook that Steward's aunt, Alicia Steward, posted. In it, her nephew held a sign that read, "My name is Morgan Steward. I am SMA Type 2. My wish is to be a police officer."
Well this set in motion the rest, as this officer reached out to Steward to ask him to lead the annual Covington Christmas Parade as an honorary police officer. That Monday, Steward took his oath and received an honorary uniform. The mayor of Covington even presented him with the key to the city.
The holidays should be a time to remember of all the stories that reinvigorate our faith in each other. I hope this has done for you. If you have a similar story to share, please let me know.