You hold the ticket to a child's wish

Help Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

When our children get really sick and they ask to go the moon and back, you go into the basement to build that rocket.

Our rocket builders – the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

What they do is incredible. Who they help are even more incredible.

Ian wants to help other kids make their wishes come true, and that's why he is 2 Good 2 Be True.

For the 77th time Friday, Ian was reading his favorite book to his best friend Mickey. Mickey just wants to look at the pictures.

Ian has been in remission from cancer for the past year. For a family without any relatives in the Baltimore area, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic made an impact.

Good docs, nurses and medicine went to work to help Ian. He fought cancer, and when you have a 5-year-old that has gone through so much, you want to give him anything he wants.

All Ian asked for was to go on the Mickey boat. That stands for "Disney cruise" in kid talk.

So Ian, who had never been on a plane, never been on a ship, had stayed overnight in a hospital but never a hotel room, was kissing dolphins, smiling and having the life every kid dreams of.

Ian made a wish, and it came true.

Next week ABC2 News will hold a two-day phone-a-thon with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. We are asking for you to donate your frequent flier miles to help cover the costs of sending deserving children on an airplane ride to make a memory of a lifetime.

Tune in at 5 and 6 p.m. on February 10 and 12 to donate frequent flyer miles for children who wish to travel.

Frequent flyer donations can also be made on Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic's website at http://midatlantic.wish.org/ways-to-help/giving/airline-miles .

 

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