California Boy With Rare Blood Disorder Becomes Deputy for a Day
The California boy was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called beta thalassemia when he was just 6 months old.
Four-year-old Omar Harooni doesn't let weekly trips to the hospital stop him.
The California boy was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called beta thalassemia when he was just 6 months old, according to KOVR. The disorder leads to low levels of oxygen in the body, thanks to a reduced amount of hemoglobin.
He donned a custom uniform and got his very own set of wheels.
"It's a good feeling," said Deputy Christopher Guerra with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. "I know that he's happy inside even though he's a shy kid.
"I was a shy kid too, so I know how it is," he added.
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