Air Force Helps Boy's Cancer Battle
Well, it's hard to say who got more out of a special day to help a little boy survive cancer and fulfill his already well-developed dream to become a pilot. The folks at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to give five-year-old Evan Moriarty a glimpse of what's in store when he beats the disease and realizes his dream. On Friday, during a tour of the base, Evan got his own flight suit and jacket, plus autographed photos of the Blue Angels, Top Gun star Tom Cruise and former Air National Guard pilot George W. Bush. "It's [Evan's] ultimate goal to one day grow up and be a pilot," said his mom, Shana Moriarty. As for the first part of that goal, doctors say he's got a 90-percent chance of beating the cancer. And events like Friday's help give him the strength and resolve to wipe out that 10-percent fudge factor. "It's very touching that so many strangers would come together to try to make his wish come true," said Shana Moriarty. Oh, by the way, Evan's dad couldn't be there. He's an Army major currently deployed in Baghdad.