Vermont State Police granted a young boy his wish in a big way. Bennett Stenger’s one wish, when asked by Make-A-Wish Foundation, was to ride along with a Vermont State Police Officer.
Bennett has rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a type of cancer that develops in the body’s soft tissues and can spread affecting other areas of the body.
When VSP commanders learned of the boy’s wish, they did so much more than just a ride along. He and his brother, Chase, were made honorary troopers for an entire day. They received uniforms and rode in a cruiser, but it didn’t end there. The boys also got to see the bomb squad in motion when they blew up pumpkins as a demo and got to control the bomb squad robots. The Tactical Services Unit was a part of the special day as well. They got to see a deployment.
The troopers said they were thrilled to give Bennett, along with his family, a special day away from cancer and hopes he can bust cancer for good.