Santa Maria police officers and firefighters hold surprise meet-and-greet for a local 5-year-old with autism.
Nicole Ketcham, mother of Easton Ketcham, said Easton is non-verbal and faces health challenges such as autism, seizures, enlarged heart valve, and insomnia.
Nicole tells KSBY that Easton is the most happiest person she has ever met despite his health challenges.
Nicole says Easton will make the police and firetruck siren sounds and tries to act like the actual vehicles.
Easton has the tendency to run off on his own at times, and while Nicole says she tries to keep him safe by using a backpack leash, she wanted to take extra caution by providing the local agencies with Easton's photo and information just in case they come across him in an emergency situation.
Nicole says the Santa Maria Police Department and the Santa Maria Fire Department were nice enough come out and meet Easton and the family.
"We couldn't have been more happy," said Nicole when talking to KSBY about the meet-and-greet experience.