NYPD Clears UN Traffic For Woman Headed To Cancer Treatment

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September 28, 2019 - 4:27 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman fighting cancer for the third time is thanking New York City police for getting her to treatment after her car got stuck in United Nations-related traffic.

Gabriela DeMassi says two officers volunteered to escort her and her parents through Thursday morning's jam after she and her mother asked officers if they knew a better way to Manhattan's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer.

Some more positivity today! The cops started off my day wonderfully and following that, we learned today that the tumors/nodules in my lungs remain stable. They are still very small and even with just three treatments this time around, no growth! It’s still very early but happy to hear that! No growth is awesome. Time will tell and in the meantime I will continue to LIVE MAS!!! #fuckcancer #cancersucks #livingwithcancer #cancersurvivor #cancerfighter #lifewithcancer #gabbastrong #nevergiveup #3xthecharm

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After getting through traffic, the 28-year-old DeMassi says one officer greeted her with a smile and said: "Keep up the good fight. Never give up! You got this!''

DeMassi recounted the experience in an Instagram post that went viral within the law enforcement community.

 NYPD Chief Terence Monahan left a comment thanking DeMassi for sharing the story. He closed by echoing the officer's words: "You got this!''