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Boy's Wish to See Biological Family

Boy's Wish To See Biological Family
Sunday, 05 Aug 2007, 10:53 PM CDT
Andy Banker
St. Louis, MO (KTVI - myFOXstl.com)

A teenage cancer patient had an usual wish. Sunday night, that wish came true. 17-year-old Michael Westfall O'fallon, Illinois, could have "wished" for something like a backstage pass to meet his favorite musician or maybe a Carribean cruise. But his wish was for others to get their wish. Westfall, who's been battling a type of bone cancer for about a year and a half, had that wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Michael was born in Peru, then adopted by a U.S. family as a baby. Though he'd been to Peru to see his biological family, he wanted them to be able to come here. So, he, in essence gave his once-in-a-lifetime wish, to them.

The long awaited flight from Peru by way of Altanta was delayed twice, as his biological mother and older brother had trouble finding the right flight. -

"Delay after delays," Michael said anxiously. He was still a little tired, having just been released from a hospital Saturday for treatment of a complication from his cancer. He originally planned to stay at home and wait for his guests to arrive there. When he learned their would be arriving at 8:30 instead of 5:00 p.m. , he came to the Lambert Airport to greet them....

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