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History Buff - Kevin Gets to Fly in a B-17!

Kevin was so excited about it, he could hardly contain himself. You see, Kevin was the biggest history buff there was, and had a very special interest in everything WWII.

Here’s how we came to know a great little boy named Kevin. We were doing a bedroom remodel wish for a great little girl named Hatti. A group donates B-17 rides to our kids frequently, and we called her to ask her to be a part of it. She became extremely quiet when offered this ride, surely trying to think of a polite way to decline it, and then happily said, “I have a friend at Akron Children’s. His name is Kevin. He has the same cancer that I have. I know he would like that ride much more than me.”

Can’t you just see the joy on his face? On the way home from his special ride, he told his parents that he thought it was the best day of his life. Wishes Can Happen went on to remodel Kevin’s bedroom in a World War II theme, complete with a WWII Silly Soldier mannequin and all the WWII memorabilia we could find. Sadly, Kevin’s cancer was too far advanced to enjoy that bedroom, but we sure know we made him smile big on that famous old bomber.

Both Kevin and Hatti have passed away from Ewings sarcoma, but they will live on in the hearts of all that knew them forever."

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