U.S. Army Helps Make-A-Wish Kid Become Soldier for a Day

The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with few service members to help a sick boy's dream come true.
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Young Braxton Fuqua had a dream: To be a U.S Army soldier.

And thanks to the Mid-Tennessee Make-A-Wish Foundation and members of The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky his dream became a reality. For one day in March, Braxton became a soldier for a day.

As part of the visit, eight-year-old Braxton received several gifts, including a tutorial on how to apply camouflage paint to his face from Sgt. Julian Sierra, an instructor with the Pre-Ranger Course.

 

Army soldiers help Make-A-Wish kid Braxton Fuqua dream come true.
Photo credit US Army photo by Spc. Jeremy Lewis

 

Braxton was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma a rare form of cancer when he was seven, according to The Tennessean. Throughout his battle with cancer, his mother, Monica Turnbow, says he's just like every other kid. "He likes four-wheelers and dirt bikes and baseball."

During the visit, the soldiers presented Braxton with his own uniform: combat boots, socks, identification tags, and an air assault instructor black shirt. And he received a TSAAS flag signed by all the air assault instructors.

 

Army soldiers help Make-A-Wish kid Braxton Fuqua dream come true.
Photo credit US Army photo by Spc. Jeremy Lewis'

 

Some stormtroopers from Star Wars were apart of the visit also.

 

Army soldiers help Make-A-Wish kid Braxton Fuqua dream come true.
Photo credit US Army photo by Spc. Jeremy Lewis

 

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