Police help girl battling leukemia after overnight bag stolen

LAKEWOOD, Co. (WRIC) — Police in Colorado are rallying around a 7-year-old girl with Leukemia who’s overnight bag was stolen.

7-year-old Taylor Burgess of Lakewood, Colorado was diagnosed with Leukemia this past summer and has a “go bag” that was stolen out of her family’s car. Lakewood police officers help put together a new “go bag” and more, ABC News reported.

According to ABC News, Taylor has the energy and personality big enough to power the whole city. Doctors told her parents this past summer that she had Leukemia after her parents noticed that something was wrong and her energy had faded.

Hospital visits could happen at any moment and any time of day, so they created a “go bag.”

“It’s basically what we needed at any time,” Taylor’s dad, Jacob Burgess said. “It’s nothing fancy, it’s nothing super expensive. But it’s something to have on hand.”

The night before an extended hospital stay, the bag was stolen from their car.

A Lakewood police officer saw the police report and rallied the department together to help put together a new “go bag” and more, including gift certificates for the Burgess kids to go to the toy store and a personal visit by over a dozen police officers.

“We even drove around the block,” Taylor said. “And I got to turn on the lights of the car.”

The Burgesses told ABC News that the generosity from the community did not stop there. They said the support was so appreciated as Taylor battled a life-threatening disease that, by all indications, did not stand a chance of defeating her.

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