Sandra Cordero knew her request was unusual.
The mother didn’t walk into the Chelsea Police Department late Sunday morning to report a crime or to fill out a report. She was there hoping that someone would grant her terminally ill son his greatest wish: 2-year-old Edison Cordero wanted to meet a real police officer.
“I need a special favor,” she said to Officer Aristides Rodriguez.
“She was very shy about it,” Rodriguez said. “She told me [Edison] had terminal cancer and if at least one person could go by and see him. I’ve never had someone ask me that before.”
It’s been six months since doctors told Cordero that her son had five months to live. They found a brain tumor in May. The family — mom and dad, Edison, and his two siblings — hurriedly moved to Chelsea from Orlando so the toddler could be treated at Boston Children’s Hospital. He turns …