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Covina Officers ‘Dare to Dance' to Help 3-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy

Cops dance to show support for 3-year-old with cerebral palsy

Officers from the Covina Police Department's tactical team deployed their best moves in a video this week to help raise money for a 3-year-old Corona girl with cerebral palsy.

Dressed in full SWAT gear, officers groove to Meghan Trainor's "Better When I'm Dancing," busting out "The Lasso," "The Bunny Hop," and "the "Lawnmower" in a video posted on the Covina Police Department's Facebook page.

The video is a response to #daretodancechallenge, an internet campaign to raise money for a surgery that could drastically change the life of Finley Smallwood, who was born with a chronic neuromuscular condition that severely limits her muscle control. She has been going through physical therapy all her life and needs assistance to walk and perform other day to day tasks.

Finley's adoptive mother set up a YouCaring page to raise a goal of $60,000 for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery, in hopes of keeping Finley out of a wheelchair and off pain medication.

The family started #daretodancechallenge based on Finley's love of dancing.

"Everyone has dreams for their children and ours is simply to just watch our little girl dance one day," said Finley's mother in a YouTube video.

Those challenged have to dance it forward by challenging others to create a dancing YouTube video of their own.

The Covina Police Department is one of several who have accepted the challenge to dance for Fifi. The Los Angeles Fire Department also joined in on the challenge earlier this week.

Covina has called on the Azusa, West Covina, Pomona, and Glendora police departments to step up to the challenge and dance for Fifi.

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