WATCH: Teen fighting rare disease gets the surprise of a lifetime during traffic stop
SAUKVILLE, WI – It’s been a tough year for 17-year-old Audra Daniloff. She has a rare, life-threatening condition, and has been in and out of the hospital a lot this year. For Christmas, her dad wanted to give her a big surprise, and he enlisted their local police department to help.
Audra was pulled over by an officer and told that she had run a stop sign, but in reality it was all a set-up.
“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 is obviously shocked by the surprise and her face is priceless:
The teen suffers from Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, also known as HLH. Her dad says he nearly lost his daughter last year, and after a lengthy hospital stay things are starting to look better.
Audra was not able to do an interview because she was currently getting treatment at a hospital, but she was able to make it to the concert in New York and even meet her favorite band, Timeflies.
As for the police department, they say that it meant a lot for them to help be a part of her surprise.