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John Deere hosts family for Make-A-Wish moment

John Deere hosts family for Make-A-Wish moment

Make-A-Wish makes 12-year-old Arizona dream a reality with visit to the John Deere facility in East Moline, Illinois.

By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Photo courtesy of John Deere

We’re not sure which is cooler.

Make-A-Wish for all their great work? John Deere for making it happen? Or a 12-year-old wanting to visit the place where the big green ag machines are built?

Westyn Wilson, 12, of Pine, Arizona wanted to visit a John Deere manufacturing facility as part of his Make-A-Wish opportunity—and for all intents and purposes, it was a wonderful day.

In 2019, Wilson was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, a form of childhood cancer that starts in the kidney. He is currently in remission after undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Touring the John Deere facility with his younger brother and parents, he said that he wants to one day own a John Deere 730 tractor like what his grandfather has.

We wish Westyn Wilson and his family all the best. Beat cancer!


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Great story and that is why my wife & I walk in the Terry Fox Run/Walk. While talking abut charity (40yrs) in August my wife Jo-Ann will have collected money for various charities etc. and in excess of over $250,000. (our 3 children were 6 & under started by a ball tournament $1,000. for the Walkerton Home for Aged (a bus fund) -- later Big Brothers, etc and now Alzheimers, that is $105,636. in 12 years - (walks) anyone can do it!!
Peter |Jul 25 2022 8:13AM