Local Cancer Patient Gets Big Honor
Thirteen-year-old Odie Harris was diagnosed with liver cancer with lung metastasis on June 1st of last year. He’s received treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, over the past year and continues to fight the battle. After reading a story about the Bossier Sheriff’s Office naming Odie an “Honorary Young Marine” back in January, National FBI Director Robert Mueller III wanted to do something special for him, too. So in a ceremony at Elm Grove Middle School this morning, he’ll present Odie with FBI Junior Special Agent credentials, FBI gear and a note of encouragement. For the ceremony, some school faculty members and students will wear “Saving Private Odie” t-shirts to show their support.