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IMAGES | LMPD holds special event for child with Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome

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Image provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department. Image provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Image provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department. Image provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Image provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department. Image provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department held a special event for a local child with a fatal disease on Sunday.

The LMPD Facebook page has a post featuring Zachary, an 11-year-old Lexington boy who has been diagnosed with Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome

The Mayo Clinic website describes Progeria as, "an extremely rare, progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly, starting in their first two years of life." The average life expectancy of a child with Progeria is 13 years.

On Sunday, Officer Mike Rach of the LMPD 3rd Division, organized an event for Zachary. The event included the department's Air Unit, K-9 Mounted Patrol, Traffic unit and EMS. It was hosted by the Fairdale Fire Department, and Shack in the Back BBQ provided the food.

Images provided by LMPD show Zachary posing with LMPD officers, petting a K-9 and sitting in the police chopper.

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