(Kids Wish Network) There was no hesitation when twelve-year-old Matthew was asked for his number one wish pick. He wanted to meet his idol and true life inspiration, Chuck Norris, in person!
Kids Wish Network grants wishes
FEBRUARY 03, 2006By Happynews Staff Twelve-year-old Matthew is an incredibly special young boy who was born with a condition known as cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia. This form of C.P. is one of the most severe and affects the entire body. It is characterized by an acute disruption of motor skills with symptoms that include spasticity and seizures. To date, Matthew has had to have numerous surgeries and will likely need even more in the future. Because of his difficulty with mobility, Matthew must use a walker and a wheelchair to get around.In spite of all of this however, Matthew is still, in many ways, a typical young boy. An engaging kid, Matthew has an appetite for action and excitement and is fascinated by anything to do with policemen, paramedics, and fast cars – he absolutely loves watching NASCAR! Matthew also never misses an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger starring his all-time favorite action hero, Chuck Norris!No long ago, Matthew’s mother, Terrie, learned about a children’s wish-granting organization in Florida called Kids Wish Network after being referred by a family friend. She submitted Matthew’s name, began the application process, and was later delighted to learn that her special son was indeed eligible for a wish come true. There was no hesitation when Matthew was asked for his number one wish pick. He wanted to meet his idol and true life inspiration, Chuck Norris, in person!Matthew’s Kids Wish Network Wish Coordinator, Madeline, quickly began the arrangements to make his wish an extra special dream come true. She not only secured airline tickets to Dallas – where a reunion special for Walker, Texas Ranger was being filmed - she also booked hotel accommodations and made dinner reservations for Matthew and his family at area restaurants. Most importantly however, Madeline arranged for a very special meet and greet with Matthew and his idol!