For the past three years, 10-year-old Sean Cadden of Poughkeepsie has bravely battled Leukemia, enduring 50 rounds of chemotherapy treatments and 15 spinal taps at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at the Westchester Medical Center Medical Center in Valhalla.
On Friday, the fourth-grader made the trip for what is expected to be his last treatment.
To celebrate, “he asked of the SWAT Team could bring him to the hospital,” said his father, Poughkeepsie Police Sgt. Patrick Cadden.
Sean ended up being accompanied by a total of nine SWAT teams from Lawrence, Ulster, Westchester and Putnam counties in a “chemo caravan” that included about 70 police officers.
“He’s a little tired from the treatment and all the excitement, but he’s pretty happy,” Sean’s dad said. “It was great the way everybody stepped up for him, and his prognosis is excellent. He needs to come back for some blood work in a couple of weeks, but hopefully, that will be it.”
They don’t call them the finest for nothing.