A Birthday Wish That Came True

Posted On Tuesday March 12, 2019

In June 2017, a horrific accident brought one 17 year old Brampton teenager together with several of our 21 Division Officers. 

Rachel was involved in a tragic cycling accident which left her with severe life altering injuries.  Since that day, she has overcome many obstacles and challenges and has continued to have unwavering support from her family and friends.

Earlier this year, Rachel told her mom that she really wanted to see some police officers on her birthday, so a close family friend reached out to us to see if an officer could come for a visit.  Not only did officers at 21 Division jump at the chance to surprise Rachel, it turns out they were also the same officers who were called to help her two years prior.  

On Rachel’s special day, the officers showed up and gave Rachel and her mother a surprise they’d never forget.    Sometimes it’s rare that officers get to reconnect with survivors of events that they deal with day in and day out. They attend an emergency call, provide the best service possible and then move on to the next emergency.  To be able to visit with Rachel and her family, to see that she had survived such a horrific crash and was surrounded by those that love and support her was an extremely special moment for all who were there.

Wishing you the happiest of days Rachel!

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