Dreaming of planes, helicopters and flying free in the vast blue sky has kept Alex hopeful while he has been in the hospital fighting leukemia. Looking outside the window at the mystery of airplanes and their ability to soar effortlessly through the sky has been something that Alex has always been passionate about. For his wish, he knew he wanted to be a pilot and learn more about airplanes. Alex was granted just that - a first class trip to observe some of the world’s most unique and grand airplanes to ever fly and a chance to learn how to fly.
He was given a thrilling trip with his family to sunny San Diego where he was able to experience a whole multitude of surprises. His adventure started with a day at the USS Midway Museum, where he was able to explore more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircrafts. Not only that, but he was given the opportunity to be a pilot on one of the USS Midway’s special flight simulator programs that have been used to train our own Navy. To top it off, he was also able to go to San Diego’s Air and Space Museum to gaze at his favorite things: airplanes.
Alex adored his trip, and was never found with anything less than a bright beaming smile. He was not only given the gift of flying an impressive simulator plane, but the gift of temporarily flying away from the burdens that no little boy should have to carry.