A wish has come true for a young Valley boy on Thursday, as seven-year-old Raiden Aguilera got a chance to be a member of a SWAT Team, rounding up bad guys, side by side, with fellow officers.
Raiden is battling a rare form of cancer called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, or LCH. His wish has always been to become a SWAT team member, and that wish was granted Thursday.
Raiden's wish was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Arizona.
"Most of what we do doesn't make the news very often," said Sgt. Brandon Powell with the Department of Public Safety's SWAT Team. "It's long hours and stuff like that, so to have somebody like that to be able to give him a day where hopefully he won't forget for a long time, especially for the family as well."
Elizabeth Fleming was emotional and appreciative of the SWAT team for all their efforts to help make her son's wish come true.
"He'll treasure this forever," said Fleming, barely able to hold back her tears. "So, it's very cool that all these people can come together for one solid day, and really make an impression on one kid."
Fleming said her son will relive those moments for the next several months, running around the house and popping in and out of doors. However, it's those moments the family will always treasure.