Madisonville girl with rare condition sworn is police officer, finds out she’s going to Disney

Madisonville girl granted wish to be police officer
Updated: Jul. 24, 2019 at 2:37 PM CDT
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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - Eight-year-old Laila Engel-Deppe had a big wish granted today in Madisonville. Actually, two of them were granted!

Officials with Kids Wish Network say Laila is diagnosed with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome, which is a rare condition in which every type of seizure known can occur, and without warning.

At one point, they say she was having over 100 seizures a day. She’s now down to about one to four a week.

Laila has visited the Madisonville Police Department before, and ever since, she has wanted to become a police officer. Major Andy Rush with the Madisonville Police said, “We always like to say follow your dreams. Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t do something.”

So, the people at Kids Wish Network reached out to the Madisonville Police Department to help out with the surprise.

If the day wasn’t big enough, Laila was told she’s heading to the most magical place on earth - Disney World. Rose Engel-Deppe is Laila’s mom. She said, " Her passions are to play with the princesses and enjoy life. "

and thanks to the kids wish network she will be able to see the Disney Princesses at the most magical place on earth.

Laila and her family will be heading to Disney World next month in August!

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