By creator to www.northcountyoutlook.com
4-year-old Emma Johnston of Marysville wasn’t in a position to have a traditional celebration on April 5 however did obtain a parade of native regulation enforcement autos to assist her have a good time.
Due to the COVID-19 social distancing Emma was not in a position to have her scheduled celebration lately.
“We had advised her weeks in the past we needed to cancel her police-themed celebration due to the COVID-19 virus that was going round and she or he cried and was so unhappy, however understood she could not have a celebration,” mentioned Tianna Johnston.
Johnston herself is at high-risk due to the COVID-19 illness.
“When Emma was born, each her and I virtually did not make it so she had a really tough begin to life from the very starting,” she mentioned.
Ultimately Johnston was recognized with kidney failure.
“Each time I needed to do a dialysis alternate she needed to depart the room as a result of issues needed to be very sterile. There have been instances when she would ask her grandma if mommy was going to die,” she mentioned.
In September of final yr she received a life-saving kidney transplant from her older sister, Brittany Stevenson.
“Issues have improved and my two ladies lastly acquired their mother again after which COVID-19 occurred and due to the drugs I’m taking it places me within the high-risk class so we have now been doing every part we are able to to maintain not solely the ladies and my husband secure, however to essentially defend me,” mentioned Johnston.
Due to the kidney treatment problems and to comply with social distancing pointers Johnston needed to cancel Emma’s celebration.
“Some members of the family put collectively the concept of getting a drive-by parade so Emma didn’t need to lose out on her birthday this yr,” mentioned Johnston.
Her daughter has all the time loved regulation enforcement, mentioned Johnston.
“Emma desires to be a police officer when she grows up, and has been a police officer for the previous 2 years for Halloween, so I reached out to my native crime and group web page to see if an off-duty or on-duty police officer may be a part of the parade and we acquired an awesome response,” she mentioned.
Officers from the Washington State Patrol, Marysville Police Division, Tulalip Tribal Police, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Workplace, Lake Stevens Police Division, Everett Police Division, and the Washington Division of Fish and Wildlife joined within the mini-parade for Emma.
“There have been regulation enforcement officers from a wide range of jurisdictions that got here out to affix her parade. We can’t thank the group and regulation enforcement officers sufficient for making her day so particular, in addition to the Village Restaurant for donating a really particular reward for Emma,” mentioned Johnston. “We’re extremely grateful for everybody coming collectively and making Emma’s day so particular and one she is going to always remember.”