Make-A-Wish Foundation grants one young boy's Mustang wish
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:47:09 GMT —
Mustang Week wrapped up Saturday in Myrtle Beach.
Thousands of people attended all of the events, including one special young boy.
Four-year-old Caleb Cook had one wish: to come to Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach.
Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, his dream came true.
Caleb was diagnosed with a heart disease when his mother was still pregnant with him.
"When we found out he had a congenital heart defect, we saw a cardiologist every four weeks, up until he was born. He was born at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He had open heart surgery at three days old," said Elizabeth Cook, Caleb's mom.
At three weeks old, he had a cardiac catherization to check on his heart.
That's where a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the heart through blood vessels.
He had another at six months old.
"Since then he's had different medications. He's still on one heart medication for blood pressure. He sees his cardiologist twice a year just to see how he's doing and how his hearts growing," said Cook.
While his heart is working extra hard on the inside, on the outside he doesn't let it show, especially with all the fun he had this week.
"Tuesday we went to the meet and greet where they unveiled the cars for mustang week and also gave him his Mustang. It matches one of the Mustang Week cars. Wednesday, he got to ride with Vaughn Gettin, Jr.," said Cook.
Saturday, Caleb picked his favorite car and gave the winner an award.
They're just grateful to have this opportunity.
"This whole thing has been wonderful. It's been a blessing. Most kids don't gets to sit in people's Mustangs in a car show, but he gets to. It's just exciting for him, because he really loves them," said Cook.
As of right now, Caleb doesn't have to have any more heart surgeries.
However, Cook says they'll have to wait and see what happens.