BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- We first met Courtney Milam when she brought Brock Glidewell's, a sick little boy with Guillan Barre Syndrome, dream playdate to life. She helped bring together multiple emergency response vehicles to his house for an afternoon of forgetting his sickness.
Courtney met Brock on his birthday. She was on duty as a Kentucky State Police trooper when she was asked to show up and turn her lights on. Since then, her and Brock have been two peas in a pod.
"She really lights up Brock's world," Kendra Glidewell, Brock's mother, told 13 News. Glidewell is the one that reached out to 13 News about Courtney being a hero.
Courtney does it for the kid who has persevered through a lot over the last year.
"Any kid who's going through a tough time like him, I mean. they deserve the world," Milam said.
Courtney is extremely appreciative of the award, but she is also very grateful for the Glidewells letting her take part in their lives.
"Especially not being originally from here, it kind of blew my mind a little bit. More than enough thanks to them for that," Milam said.
Courtney is described as Brock's very best friend.
"You know how you light up when you see your best friend, and you can see it on your face, and you can see it on your expressions?" Glidewell asked. "You can see those when Courtney pulls up. I see the smile come up, I see the twinkle in his eye. And the sweet thing is, I can see it in her, too."
Courtney recently celebrated her one year anniversary with KSP. She said to the date, it is still the best decision she ever made.
For going above and beyond the badge, and helping make one sick little boy's life a little brighter, we honor Courtney Milam as a Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero.