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15 Years On, Make-A-Wish Kid Is Now An Airline Pilot

An airplane-obsessed kid wished to be a pilot – and Make-A-Wish of Minnesota made it happen, reports Matt Brickman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This year marks WCCO’s fourth year participating in “Wishes In Flight,” our drive for airline miles benefiting Make-A-Wish Minnesota.
As a kid in Minneapolis’s Nokomis neighborhood, Anthony Lickteig-Carter grew up with the sound of jets flying over his house.
“I can’t remember not wanting to be a pilot, I can’t remember it,” Anthony said. “I came out with aviators on, ready to rock and roll.”

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Despite his unbridled passion, a future as a pilot seemed just out of reach.
“I was born with gastroschisis, and what that is, in a nutshell, is I was born with like my stomach on the outside of me,” he said. “That led to a lot of difficulties growing up. You know, I was a smaller kid growing up, in and out of the hospital, whole bunch of surgeries.”
But in 2001, after one final surgery, Anthony got his wish. He was going to be a pilot.
“They actually put me on flight, not in the flight deck though, but in first class, we flew to Milwaukee, got to, you know, talk with the pilots and I actually got to do the walk-around outside with him,” Anthony said.

Full story & courtesy  : minnesota

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