Life can be impossibly cruel at times and at no time is this more clear than when we see the suffering of innocent little children.
Thankfully, in spite of all the suffering in the world, there are those who have made it their mission in life to ease as much of that suffering as possible and leading the charge when it comes to children is the Make-A-Wish foundation. The Make-A-Wish foundation has helped hundreds of thousands of children and their families by giving them a special moment meant to distract them from the hard times, and that was the case this week when they teamed up with the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins to make young Logan Ferriss' wish come true.
Logan was just 1 year old when he was diagnosed with cancer, but in spite of that harrowing diagnosis he has battled hard against the disease and I am thankful to report that he is currently in remission. When Logan was just 5 years old however he made a wish, and that wish was to one day get to play with his favorite hockey player in the whole world, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
As it turns out, Logan has pretty good taste. Not only did he choose an excellent hockey player to play with but he also selected a stand up guy with his wish, and earlier this month Logan's wish finally got to come true.
"He's been my hero for as long as I can remember," said Logan. "They told me we were going to Pittsburgh and I was really excited."
As big as the moment was for Logan, there may have been no one happier about this day than Logan's mom Jackie. Jackie spoke to the CBC about the experience and you could practically feel the joy radiating from her as she expressed her overwhelming gratitude to the Penguins and the Make-A-Wish foundation. No doubt a mother who has seen her child go through such a traumatic experience was both relieved and overjoyed and seeing her son rewarded for his courageous battle against such a terrible disease.