The country mourns the loss of the lovely 8-year-old girl named Emma Mertens. Even though she was just 8 years old, within her short life, she inspired a lot of people with her love for animals.
Emma is a girl that loves all animals. Everyone who knew the late 8-year-old girl knew that she had a special place in her heart for dogs. Because of that, 20 K-9 police units went and honoured her at her funeral.
The young kid from Wisconsin fought a rare type of cancer. Last year, January, the little girl was diagnosed. Unfortunately, she developed a brain tumour that is inoperable. The poor little girl died at the hands of her mother last November 17.
Shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, her friends and family members are aware that she loves dogs. They started sending her pictures of their dogs to make her happy. Even though she is having a hard time struggling with the illness, she could not help but smile at the silly photos of the dogs that they sent her.
Her parents asked them not to stop sending her photos of dogs. It was not long before some of them went viral. In just a matter of months, the little girl had received over 100,000 pictures of human dogs.
Even though she is sick, she did not let it stop her from spreading good in the world. She created the Emma Laws Dogs. Emma Laws Dogs is a fundraiser that raises money for K9 dogs and non-lethal animal shelters. They kept on sending her photos to fill her page and donated as well.
They went so viral that she and her parents got featured on Good Morning America. The news reached the local police stations. They planned a surprise for the little dog lover.
In March 2019, 40 K9 units along with their handlers visited Emma. Emma was filled with joy when she saw the surprise from their local police station as well as from foreign police stations.
During her funeral, last November 23, 2019, K9 units came together to honour the late dog lover. Emma may have been young, but she touched the hearts of many.