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Wish kid, Luke Sasser, gets wish granted

Luke Sasser and his father, Nathan Sasser, will be taking a train trip
Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 2:52 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Make a wish is making another wish come true, this one being taken to the railroad tracks. Six-year-old Luke Sasser is mesmerized by trains trekking along the tracks, now he will get the opportunity to do more than just watch.

“Ever since Luke was a baby, even with my older son who’s 15 now, you now all kids go through that stage when they love trains and their all about them," Nathan Sasser, Luke’s father, said. "And that’s what he loves. He loves trains and he’s never grown out of it he still loves them.”

The little things making life feel so much bigger.

“He makes me stop on the side of the road when a train is passing just so we can look at it,” Nathan Sasser said.

Luke Sasser was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy at three years old. He is now six years old and he and his father, Nathan Sasser, are still struggling to find an answer.

“There is no medicine that has been able to stop it at the current time," Nathan Sasser said. “He does the keto diet and they’re looking into new things to try to improve his seizure activity.”

Luke’s condition does not dim his bright soul.

“He wakes up with a smile on his face every morning," Nathan Sasser said. "He keeps you going on days when you’re feeling sorry for yourself and all that stuff, he’s got a good spirit about him and he keeps you going.”

Luke’s wish is being granted as he and his father are going on a train trip where they will not only see trains, but ride on one.

“To actually be a part of him being able to get on a train and maybe you know, get to learn a little more about it, I think it’s going to be super exciting for him and super exciting for me just to be able to see him," Nathan Sasser said.

A special moment to be shared between a father and his son.

“Just to see his face light up and something he can experience for himself and put his hands on,” Nathan Sasser said.

A wish so big for Luke, but still hard for him to wrap his mind around.

“I’ve mentioned it to him, talked to him about it a little bit, but I don’t think he fully grasps what is going to happening," Nathan Sasser said. "So it will be just exciting to see his face once it takes place.”

Nathan Sasser is thankful for his son’s wish being granted.

“It’s very special to have these kids out here that don’t have the opportunities to do the things like this and for people to give like that, its inspiring, its humbling, it appreciative and these kids deserve it," Nathan Sasser said. "These kids deserve to have the opportunity to live out their wish”

Luke’s father, Nathan Sasser thanks the make a wish foundation for granting his sons wish and they are looking forward to the trip.

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