Marc Fein, NBC 5
Western Wishes teams with Parker County Sheriff to grant toddler wish of becoming an honorary deputy sheriff.
On Friday, Chandler Davis, 4, took his oath of office and became an honorary deputy sheriff of Parker County.
Chandler was diagnosed with terminal Shwachman Diamond Syndrome, a rare bone marrow cellular disease and malformation of the brain.
Over the span of just a few short years, Chandler has already endured more than 200 procedures and tests. In coming months, he may also need a second brain surgery.
Western Wishes teamed up with Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler to grant Chandler’s wish to be a cowboy deputy sheriff. The Parker County Sheriff’s Posse also got Chandler and his family tickets to the Frontier Days Rodeo.
After taking his oath of office, Chandler was presented with a plaque, a patrol deputy uniform, and a genuine deputy sheriff’s badge.
Chandler has been selected as the ambassador to the North Texas region and will attend the National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas this December, and the Professional Bull Rider's World Finals Championship in Cheyenne, Wyo., which will be held in July on Chandler's fifth birthday.
Donations may be made on Chandler's behalf to Western Wishes via their website. Please specify the donation is for Chandler Davis.
To learn more about Chandler, visit his website.