In his eight years of existence, Noah Cohen has endured more surgeries and medical conditions than most people experience in a lifetime due to an inborn, rare condition called VACTERYL association. But on April 23, 2015, Noah temporarily escaped his medical hardships when the LAPD and LAFD partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make Noah’s dream come true: living the excitement of being a Los Angeles police officer or firefighter.
A limousine provided by the foundation transported Noah to his fun-filled destinations. Included in the festivities was an adventure at the Department’s Davis Training Facility where he enjoyed a wild ride in a patrol car. Also included was a visit to Los Angeles International Airport’s Flight Path Learning Center and the Elysian Park Police Academy for a ride-along in a special weapons and tactics armored vehicle…pretty exciting stuff for just about any youngster. His one-of-a-kind day culminated with a thrilling ride in an LAPD helicopter.
All who came into contact with Noah that day were moved and inspired by his display of jubilance in the face of his life-threatening condition. It’s sure to be an event that will live forever in Noah’s memory and the memories of those who helped make it come true.
A short video featuring Noah's highlights can be viewed here--> <--.