3-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy made honorary FBI agent

3-year-old Trent Powers was made an honorary FBI agent. 3-year-old Trent Powers was made an honorary FBI agent.
NEWARK -

A 3-year-old Helmetta boy with a rare muscular disease was made an honorary FBI agent Friday.

Trent Powers was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition that causes progressive muscle weakness. Trent has always been fascinated with law enforcement, so the FBI made his wish of becoming a federal agent come true.

“We are feeling incredibly blessed and thankful. These are memories that we will cherish forever,” says Kimberly Powers, the boy’s mother. “Obviously when there’s a timeline on your son’s life, the hope or promise that he is going to do anything when he grows up will be a dream come true for me.”

Trent was made an honorary Spotswood police officer at a special ceremony in March.

The boy attends therapy sessions three to four times a week. His sessions will need to increase when he grows older.

The average lifespan for someone with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is about 20 years.

  • New Jersey SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Your New Jersey Weather Photos

    Your New Jersey Weather Photos

    MurdochMurdoch

    Share your weather photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NJWeather.

    Share your weather photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NJWeather.

  • 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

    23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

    The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards were held at Barker Hangar on Jan. 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards were held at Barker Hangar on Jan. 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards were held at Barker Hangar on Jan. 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards were held at Barker Hangar on Jan. 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

  • Aftermath of California mudslides

    Aftermath of California mudslides

    An abandoned car sits in mud following a mudslide on January 10, 2018 in Montecito, California.An abandoned car sits in mud following a mudslide on January 10, 2018 in Montecito, California.

    The deadly mudslides that ravaged Montecito came a month after a massive wildfire drove many residents from their homes and blackened the nearby mountains. With no vegetation left to absorb the rain, the slides came quickly in the midst of a torrential downpour.

    The deadly mudslides that ravaged Montecito came a month after a massive wildfire drove many residents from their homes and blackened the nearby mountains. With no vegetation left to absorb the rain, the slides came quickly in the midst of a torrential downpour.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."