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Peter's Aircraft Carrier Wish

Peter's wish to go on an aircraft carrier

“ Make-A-Wish brought my dream back to life. ”

- Peter

  • Peter , 17

    • cancer
    • I wish to go on an aircraft carrier
  • I wish to go

Ever since he was young, wish kid Peter has dreamed of being a naval aviator. An avid student and athlete, this sixteen-year-old’s ambitions came to a halt after a debilitating seizure episode and subsequent cancer diagnosis that left him facing a long and difficult treatment plan. With the support of his family, Peter bravely faced chemotherapy, radiation and prolonged hospital stays. Through it all, Peter never let go of passion and reverence for the military. When Peter learned that he would receive a wish from Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, he and his family knew exactly what would lift his spirits and bring him the hope to continue battling - to go out on an active aircraft carrier.

For Peter’s wish, he and his family spent two VIP days with the captain and crew of the USS Harry S. Truman. Throughout the course of the wish, Peter got to sit in the Admiral’s chair, steer the ship, and fly through the air with a team of naval aviators.  

Peter and his family agreed that their time on the USS Truman aircraft carrier was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and nothing could compare to their awesome trip. Peter even shared, “Make-A-Wish brought my dream back to life.” Check out the video of Peter's wish come true. 

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