Blade Hurt enjoys sharing his birthday with his heroes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Blade with Leachville officers.

Heroes can come in many forms. Many are make believe characters who can fly or jump off tall buildings, but for Blade Hurt of Manila, his heroes are real.

He looks up to police officers and through the years has made friends with many.

He has good reason to look up to police officers as they have become his friends. A decade ago when Blade was two years old, Manila Police Chief Jackie Hill organized a benefit wresting event to help Blade and his family go to Kansas to see a specialist.

Blade with his his friends, Manila police officers Delbert Carter and Jackie Hill and State Trooper Freddie Ware.

Blade, 12 year old son of Roy and Kristal Hurt, was diagnosed with internal congestive hyperkeratosis at a young age.

His mother said he has loved police officers since he was a baby. Blade has a full uniform he enjoys wearing.

He was surprised and amazed Saturday afternoon when Officer Jackie Hill came to his home to escort him to a surprise birthday party. Members of his family and friends were at the Manila City Park waiting for him to arrive.

In addition to Officer Hill, Captain Delbert Carter with the Manila Police Department; State Trooper Freddie Ware; Leachville Police Chief Joni Isebell; and Leachville Officer Kasey Shepard were on hand to share in his birthday well wishes.

Trooper Ware presented Blade with a state police hat and bear.

Also helping with the surprise party were his older sister Lindsey Pierce, brother Corey Hurt, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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