Some kind-hearted cops decided to team up with a New Hampshire mom to give her 16-year-old daughter a heart-warming surprise.
Maddie Carlson was recently diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and has been undergoing treatment in Boston.
When her mother Kathy found out from a Goffstown police lieutenant that one of his officers had collected donations for Maddie, she came up with a great idea.
Kathy thought it would be funny for the officers to pull Maddie over to present her with the check, according to Yahoo News.
But when the day arrived to execute their plan, Maddie was too weak to drive. Her mother got behind the wheel and told Maddie they were heading out for lunch.
When the officers pulled her over, they said Mrs. Carlson was driving “erratically” and was distracted by the family dog. Maddie – who doesn’t like to break the rules — jumped to her mom’s defense.
She was “shocked and scared” when they got stopped, her mother said. The teen had no idea her mom was behind all this. When the officers showed her the $250 check to go toward her treatments, Maddie “had overwhelming joy,” her mother said.
“It was so meaningful to her,” Kathy told Inside Edition. “This is emotionally really difficult for her so this was a pick-me-up that melted our hearts. To see her smile – that doesn’t happen often for us right now.”
Maddie was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma back in May. Rather than go through radiation at first, she underwent an experimental treatment. Unfortunately, the family recently found out that the treatment failed to get rid of Maddie’s cancer.