3-year-old girl battling cancer becomes honorary Pa. State Trooper
PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - A Florida family got the star treatment in the City of Brotherly Love when their 3-year-old daughter got to be the boss Wednesday of her own patrol. She's in Philly to fight cancer with help from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
FOX 29's Joyce Evans has the story.
Princess Rose Ramirez arrived at State Police Troop K with patrolmen at attention as Lt. Joseph Altieri handed over command to the brave 3-year-old battling cancer.
"We hope her first big hat will keep her strong and determined through this extremely difficult fight," Lt. Altieri said.
Rosie has stage 4 neuroblastoma. Florida State Police Sgt. Jose Ramirez and his wife, Nicole, a former prosecutor, had to temporarily relocate from Orlando to Philadelphia for Rosie's treatment.
The little fighter has had four rounds of chemo so far and surgery to remove most of the large tumor that also forced the removal of one of her kidneys.
"It's very emotional we have the kind of support from complete strangers," Sgt. Ramirez said.
A GoFundMe page has been set-up to help with expenses. If you wish to donate, please click here. If you want to follow her journey, visit the Team Princess Rose Facebook page, here.