NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass (WPRI) — A little boy from North Attleboro was made an honorary police officer.
On Thursday night, the North Attleboro and Randolph Police Departments invited Mikey Grover and his family to a special ceremony to honor Mikey for his bravery.
The 3-year-old was born with a rare condition that affects the flow of blood through his heart. He’s spent much of his young life in the hospital and has already had two open-heart surgeries.
Despite what they were going through themselves, the Grover family started an initiative called “Mikey’s Brave Bags” to help other families by putting together care packages for sick kids.
Randolph Police Officer Kevin Gilbert heard about Mikey’s story in 2018 and reached out to the family to see how he could help. That’s when they told him about Mikey’s Brave Bags.
“Here their son is going through so much and fighting for his life, and not only are they helping and supporting him as best as they can, but they’re also looking to help other families that are in similar situations, people that they don’t even know. They really are an amazing family,” Gilbert said.
Along with providing donations, Gilbert said he wanted to take it a step further.
The two police departments worked together to make Mikey’s honorary title possible.
Anyone interested in donating toys, stuffed animals, books, snacks, etc. to Mikey’s Brave Bags can do so through the Mikey Strong Facebook Page.