NOCONA, TX (TNN) - A boot company from Nocona helped honor a young girl, who is battling a rare form of pediatric cancer, with her own custom made boots.
Abigail Arias, 6, was made a honorary Texas Ranger in Austin, on Tuesday, and given pink boots from the Fenoglio Boot Company to complete her uniform. Abigail’s dream is to become a law enforcement officer.
James Fenoglio, president and CEO of the company, said he was told of the ceremony two weeks ago by State Rep. Drew Springer and Speaker of the House Rep. Dennis Bonnen.
“Just the story of this young lady doing this fight with battling cancer,” Fenoglio said. “It just inspired us to be a part of it.”
He said Abigail’s reaction was priceless when she received her pink boots. Pink is her favorite color.
“[I remember] how beautiful she looked with the big smile on her face," Fenoglio said.
He said Abigail noticed something when she first tried on her new boots.
“The first thing she said was I think there was something in the toe," he said. "I failed to get the stuffer out of the boot when she went to put them on. That was a funny moment.”
Abigail’s story has gone viral and inspired many, like Fenoglio.
“She’s a brave young lady and we just want continued prayers from everybody we can get," he said. "We hope she has a full recovery from this.”