Terminally ill Pennsylvania boy gets to become sheriff for a day

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Kaleb Holder might only be 8, but he already knows what his dream job is.

According to WFMZ, Holder is suffering from adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD.

“They’re going to lose their ability to walk, talk, see, hear, everything,” said his mom, Janelle Daly. She said he will probably be in a vegetative state by June and could possibly pass away before his 9th birthday.

That’s why Lehigh County Sheriff Joe Hanna decided to step down on Friday, letting Holder take his place.

He was able to ride in a cruiser and even meet the top Lehigh County judge.

A family friend said the little boy has always loved law enforcement. “Every time I come home, he’s excited to see me in my uniform. He’s just really into police and civil service,” Deputy Richmond Penn said.

A GoFundMe has also been set up for his medical bills.