Tulsa police, firefighters, community members surprise girl battling cancer

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Aaliyah Alexander is battling cancer.
  • Tulsa police, community members and firefighters surprised her Tuesday morning.
  • Her family is holding a fundraiser this weekend.

Tulsa police, firefighters and other community members had a special surprise for a young girl battling cancer Tuesday.

Aaliyah Alexander, five, was diagnosed with Wilms' Tumor in 2015.

This is her third time with the cancer in three years.

Tulsa police, community members and firefighters went to the girl's home to surprise her Tuesday morning.

Her mother says she wanted to be a police officer, so she was made an "honorary" police officer with ehr own uniform and badge.


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The zoo and aquarium also gave her free visits.

Alexander's family is having a fundraiser on Sunday, June 18 to help pay for her medical care.

The car wash will be at Advance Auto Shop near 31st and Garnett.

It starts at 9 a.m.

Wilms' Tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. The outlook for most children facing the cancer is often very good, thanks to medical advances.