HEARTWARMING: First responders sing to terminally ill child in Slidell

HEARTWARMING: First responders sing to terminally ill child in Slidell
Dozens of first responders lined up outside of Mason's house to sing.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - It’s a video that will bring anyone holiday cheer, but with a tragic twist.

Wednesday, the Slidell Police Department was contacted about a heartbreaking, but heartwarming story.

“A 5-year-old Slidell boy, Mason Perez, was put on hospice yesterday due to a losing fight with brain cancer. Mason LOVED first responders, particularly the light and sirens,” a Slidell Police Facebook post said.

Slidell Police partnered with other first responders from St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, and with Christmas Carolers in front of young Mason’s house.

“Mason had been sleeping all day, but when we started singing Christmas carols and turned on all of the lights, he started to wake up and was listening to us,” the post said.

Slidell Police said they are praying for Mason. See the video below.

Earlier today, the Slidell Police Department was contacted about a heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story. A 5-year-old Slidell boy, Mason Perez, was put on hospice yesterday due to a losing fight with brain cancer. Mason LOVED first responders, particularly the light and sirens. This evening, Slidell Police partnered with other first responders from St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, and with Christmas Carolers in front of young Mason’s house. The video speaks for itself. We were told that Mason had been sleeping all day, but when we started singing Christmas carols and turned on all of the lights, he started to wake up and was listening to us. All of Slidell PD is praying for young Mason. May God bless you and your family.

Posted by Slidell Police Department on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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