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Massachusetts police pay a visit to sick boy stuck inside


Quincy police officers are going out of their way to pay special visits to the window of their fellow officer’s 3-year-old son, who is stuck inside in isolation as he battles brain cancer.

Officer Tara Waters’ son, Quinn Waters, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February just days after his third birthday, according to his Facebook page, The Mighty Quinn.

Doctors were able to remove 95 percent of the tumor that was growing around the base of his skull, but the last six months have been a barrage of hospital stays, stem cell treatments and chemotherapy that have earned Quinn Waters his nickname: The Mighty Quinn.

After his last round of chemotherapy, Quinn Waters was left housebound and can only interact with visitors through a window in order to avoid infection. Quincy police officers are making sure to brighten Quinn Waters’ day with many a visit.

“[Quincy police] heard that Quinnie loves getting visitors to ‘his window’ since he started his isolation, so what did they do? They of course made a quick stop to say hi! Quinn thought this was just amazing,” Quinn’s Facebook page said.

Over the weekend two officers from the departments’ special operations unit turned up on motorcycles with sirens blaring and horns honking.

Then on Wednesday, Officer Christian Donovan and his police dog Hodor stopped by and put on a little show outside Quinn Waters’ window.

Tara Waters put a shout out to her fellow officers on Facebook for the kindness they are showing her son.

“When you have some of the greatest co-workers ever and they hear The Mighty Quinn loves to have visits, they pay a visit to his window,” she wrote in a post.

Reach Erin Tiernan at etiernan@patriotledger.com or 617-786-7320. Follow her on Twitter @ErinTiernan.

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