One child’s dream come true, in a truck

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Nicholas CropperIf you’ve never participated in one of the Make-a-Wish convoys — which pair children with trucks to make dreams come true and support the work of various Make-a Wish Foundation chapters around the nation — take a look at the smile on the face of Nicholas Cropper here, pictured in the passenger seat of owner-operator Henry Albert’s Freightliner Cascadia.

Also, get over to Albert’s blog, where just post-Mother’s Day, he wrote about his participation in this year’s convoy in Pennsylvania, a yearly affair for him.

A total “336 trucks participated in the 28-mile convoy” of the Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley chapters, Albert wrote. “I was fortunate again this year to take a ‘Wish Child’ along in the Cascadia.”

Seven-year-old Nicholas suffered from a heart defect — a pronounced narrowing of the aorta — from birth that required his lungs to work harder than is normal to get oxygen into his blood. It’s children like him the foundation supports. At Penn State Children’s Hospital at two months old, Albert wrote, “he received the surgery he needed to save his life. Today, doctors say he should live a full and happy life.”

Read Albert’s full story here, a wonderful example of a driver giving back where he can.