Make-A-Wish Vermont granted the wish of 6-year-old Keegan Brooks by taking him out for a day with Plum Creek Timber loggers in Essex County.
Brooks suffers from muscular dystrophy, which severely reduces an individual's life expectancy. During the referral process, the wish grantors at Make-A-Wish met with Brooks and his family to get to know him, his favorite things and what he might like to do.
Keegan's favorite television programs include "Ice Road Truckers" and "Ax Men" on the History Channel, so his first choice for a wish was to go on a day of logging.
"When we were getting to know him, we brought a truck for Keegan," said wish grantor BeckyUmbach. "That's all he played with the entire time we were there fact finding.
Brooks and his family reside in Bennington. While visiting the north end of the state for Brooks' logging adventure, they stayed for the week of July 14 at Jay Peak indoor water park and resort in Jay, Vt.
Wish-eligible children usually ask for a primary and secondary wish because children's' imaginations can run wild, and according to the foundation, is always the driving force in determining the logistics of the wish experience.
Brooks' primary wish grantors, Umbach and Cathy Hagadorn, said his wish was unique enough that they were able to personalize an entire day around logging.
"This is a very special wish because often you hear about wishes that are more publicized, like going down to Disney or swimming with porpoises," Hagadorn said. "This was really what he wanted; He verbalized it to us and was very excited during the wish."