Boy Behind #WhyNotDevin Named Framingham Police Chief For Day

FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – As a motorcade roared up his street today, Devin Suau looked out the front window of his home – excited and thrilled.

His mom Christine is grateful for the outpouring of support for her family during what has been a difficult five weeks.

“They think this day is amazing, we think it’s amazing and we’re just really grateful to the Framingham Police and our community,” Christina Suau said.

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Devin Suau was named Framingham Police Chief for a day (WBZ-TV)

“Ready to rock and roll – there’s a computer I’ve never seen a computer in a car before – so cool!” Devin said while riding in a cruiser.

This was the day that in Framingham, Devin Suau – got to be the boss.

“I feel like since this whole thing started the whole community has been so supportive,” Christine said.

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Devin Suau greets Framingham Police officers (WBZ-TV)

This whole thing started January 25th when Devin’s parents James and Christine learned their six year old boy has DIPG – a rare brain tumor no one has survived.

“What we’ve learned is that the timing is very limited and we need to build as much awareness as possible in a very quick manner,” his dad James Suau said.

His family started the hashtag #whynotDevin that’s taken off on social media.

“Someone has to be first to beat this so why not Devin?” Christine says.

To raise awareness – Framingham Police officers decided to make him their chief.

With his proud parents and three big brothers looking on – he accepted his badge, sat in the big chair and teased his brothers about a little jail time.

“My kids will never forget today for as long as they live,” Christine said.

Devin’s parents are trying to raise a quarter of a million dollars to bring their whole family with them if they can get Devin in clinical trials either in the U.S., Germany or London – they say they are praying for a miracle.

For more information or to help, visit Devin’s GoFundMe page.

Comments

One Comment

  1. This is great, but can you correct the hashtag in the headline to #whynotDevin? You list it correctly in the article, but put the wrong one in the headline (it’s not #whataboutDevin). Thank you!

  2. I love when the news has inspiring stories like this. Devin is most certainly an inspiration. i was so happy to watch the town of Framingham as well as the Framingham police treat him so well. Please keep wonderful, inspiring stories like this on for a long time. They are so beautiful. God Bless Devin and his loving family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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