TEWKSBURY, MA: The Tewksbury Police department, along with several other local departments, partnered with the group Cops for Kids with Cancer and today banded together to make Wednesday a bit brighter for a Tewksbury 3-year-old with Leukemia.
Gianna Lasselroth on Wednesday was the focus of an extraordinary event involving police from across the Commonwealth. More than 85 cruisers from departments across the state participated in the event.
Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan says a few weeks ago he received a call from the organization looking for assistance with making a $5,000 presentation Gianna, who has a form of Leukemia (A.L.L.). Sheehan spoke with Ed McNelley who asked that together they make the presentation to her at the Tewksbury Police Department.
After speaking with the girl’s mom, the arrangements were made. Today, Wednesday, Jan. 20, representatives from the Tewksbury Police Department (multiple cruisers and Department motorcycles), the NEMLEC Motorcycle Unit would escort her and some members of her family in convoy from their home to the event and back. Sheehan says she her daughter is very excited!
Officers worked together to make this a very special event and lined the streets between the Police Station and the little girl’s home with as many cruisers as possible and these same officers will be along the convoy route and during the presentation to show love and support to this little girl and her family. She also got a special gift from the Tewksbury Police Department.
A number of Tewksbury Police Officers were also waiting to greet this little warrior and her family when the convoy arrives at the Station.