What started out as a terrifying traffic stop for 17-year-old Audra Daniloff ended in an amazing trip to New York.
Audra had an extremely difficult year after spending a lot of it in the hospital. She has Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, also known as HLH. The rare, life-threatening disease attacked Audra’s immune system and put her in Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for 58 days. She’s been back countless times for treatment and doctors said that she only had a 20% chance of survival.
Despite her condition her father wanted to do something special for his daughter. Instead of just giving her Christmas present nestled under the tree, he had a police officer hand deliver it to her. A police officer stopped the young girl for rolling through a stop sign. He asks for her drivers license and goes back to his police cruiser to “check” her I.D. and write out a ticket.
The cop returns to Audra and gives her the ticket. “I got some good news and some bad news for you, okay?” said the officer. “The bad news, first I am giving you two tickets. But they are not the type of tickets you think. One is a plane ticket to New York. The other is a concert ticket for your favorite band.”
Audra freaks out and screams, “You’re my favorite cop in the entire world!”
Audra was back at the hospital on Tuesday getting an infusion, but soon she will be in New York City seeing her favorite band.
When Saukville Police Chief Jeffrey Goetz was asked by Fox6Now about possible critism of wasting police resources he responded, “I would argue the fact — that we’re wasting our resources. I think that’s exactly what our resources should be used for.”
Ever since I heard this story I have been rolling through every stop sign expecting gifts, but the cops have only given me actual tickets.