Albion police officers pay special visit to 6-year-old battling lymphoma

Provided photos: Albion police officers Guy Burke, left, and Nathaniel Staines stopped to see Liam Williams and his little brother Carter. Liam is Burke’s cousin.

Posted 28 September 2017 at 5:38 pm

Liam tries on a police officer’s vest and a patrolman’s hat while meeting police officer Nathaniel Staines.

Press Release, Albion Police Department

ALBION – Members of the Albion Police Department made a surprise visit to a very special person recently.

Liam Williams, 6, was diagnosed with Stage 3 T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on July 13. Liam is the cousin of Albion Police Officer Guy Burke and has a love for law enforcement.

Members of the Albion Police Department visited Liam at his home in Akron and brought with them a police car and other police equipment for Liam to enjoy.

It was an honor for officers to give Liam joy and excitement during their visit and for his focus to be on something other than his illness, even for just a short time.

Liam has a long road ahead of him involving extended hospitalizations and treatments.

A GoFundMe fund-raising page has been set up to help Liam and his family with the costs during this extremely hard time. Click here for more information.

There will be a spaghetti dinner on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. to benefit Liam at the Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St., Akron, NY.

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