WASHINGTON - At only 8 years old, Ember has been through a lot. This sweet boy from Hagerstown, Md. was born with cystic fibrosis, and he's undergone many surgeries along the way.
Through it all, his spirit hasn't been dampened. In fact, if you met Ember, you'd never know what he's already experienced in his short life. He is excited and happy and loves to play.
Like any other kid, he has hopes and dreams and wishes. Ember's greatest wish is to be a K9 police officer. In his words, "cause they're brave. And I'm brave."
What Ember doesn't know is that there's a very special surprise in store for him. On December 15, FOX 5 DC is partnering with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to make Ember's wish to be a K9 police officer come true!
Thanks to local law enforcement and many other amazing partners who have stepped up to help, Ember will live out his wish. He'll spend a full day keeping the people of D.C. safe as a K9 police officer, making stops and completing special missions along the way.
The best part? If you can't be there in person to support Ember on his many missions, you can watch it all unfold live on fox5dc.com, the FOX 5 DC app, on our Facebook page and on FOX 5 Live via YouTube. We'll distribute more info about when to watch as we get closer to Ember's big day.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Help spread the word about Ember's wish and send him your well wishes using the hashtag #K9CopEmber. Be sure to tag us in your posts on social media:
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HOW YOU CAN HELP: EMBER'S WISH DAY
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic needs your help to make more wishes come true! There are several ways you can help:
DONATE MONEY: Of course, donations are needed to keep the wishes coming for many kids like Ember. Right now, over 600 kids like Ember are currently waiting to have their wishes granted. Click here for a link to make a monetary donation.
DONATE AIRLINE MILES: Wish kids and their families often need transportation to make their wishes come true, and if you've got airline miles to spare, you can help. Click here for more info on how to help!
Note: All donations to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic stay local!
VOLUNTEER: Sign up to be a Wish Day volunteer, and cheer him on in person as he completes his missions around D.C.