- 6-year-old Dineo has leukaemia
- She has always dreamed of becoming a policewoman
- Brooklyn police officers fulfilled her dream recently
Officers at Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria have fulfilled a young cancer patient's dream of becoming a policewoman.
Six-year-old Dineo Makofane, from Burgersfort in Limpopo, is currently receiving treatment for acute leukaemia, Briefly.co.za learned.
She has always dreamed of becoming an officer, a wish that Reach for a Dream Foundation conveyed to Brooklyn Police Station.
Speaking to rekordeast.co.za, police spokesperson, Captain Colette Weilbach, said fulfilling a wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening condition inspires hope and courage in the child.
She said Dineo realised her dream when she put on her "uniform" and spent the day at the station last week.
Dineo was excited to participate in a demonstration on how to handle a car hijacking situation and even became the hero of the day. Captain Weilbach said:
The 'suspects' were taken back to the Brooklyn police station where Makofane helped with taking fingerprints and to detain the suspect inside a police holding cell.
She received a K9 trophy and a police friendship certificate that was signed by the Brooklyn police station commander Brigadier Kushie Nair.
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