Tyler, a fourteen-year-old from Lexington with Cystic Fibrosis, loves watching TV. When Make-A-Wish® volunteers asked Tyler what his wish was, he asked to meet the cast of his favorite television show, Disney XD’s Kickin’ It !
On Tyler’s fourteenth birthday his wish came true! First, a limo picked Tyler and his parents up so they could arrive in style. They were escorted into the Kickin’ It studio and greeted with an applause from the entire cast and crew! Then one of the Executive Producers welcomed Tyler into their family with a heart warming speech.
Next, the cast members huddled around Tyler and introduced themselves and presented Tyler with his own personalized director’s chair! Tyler climbed in his chair and watched them rehearse and film several scenes of an upcoming episode. He got to call “action”, operate the camera, and use the clap-board. When they broke for lunch the cast wheeled out a large birthday cake. One of the cast members suggested that Tyler do a “face plant” into the cake… and he did! Tyler got a tour of the production office and met the Kickin’ It writers where they gave him a copy of his favorite episode signed by the entire cast!
Tyler will never forget sharing his fourteenth birthday with the cast of his favorite TV show. He said that his wish far exceeded his expectations!