North Texas police, sheriff, fire agencies give Denton girl escort to hospital to receive bone marrow transplant
When you meet Hallie Barnard — or simply hear her story — it's impossible not to root for her. The 10-year-old from Denton has a rare blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia and has lived most of her life in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
Throughout her journey, community support for Hallie has swelled — particularly from first responders. They, too, were thrilled when they heard Hallie was going to get her transplant. And they wanted to make sure her big day was as big as it could possibly be. So members of the Denton police, fire and sheriff's departments went to Hallie's home Tuesday morning with motorcycles, cruisers and fire trucks in tow — then picked her and her family up, and gave them a full escort to the hospital.
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