COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (CBS/KKTV) -- One young man saw his dream to become an Air Force cadet come true today. Through the make a wish foundation, 11-year-old Wyatt got to experience a day in the life of an Air Force cadet.
The air force's newest cadet showed up for "duty" donned in his very own sized flight suit and cap. Wyatt was diagnosed a few years ago with lymphoma and since he was little, he's always shown interest in being in the Air Force. His mom says, "On his list of things that he liked to do, his brother is in the Air Force, and he is very interested in being in the Air Force so it was one of the key things that led us to pick him to be a cadet for a day."
As a cadet at the Air Force Academy, Wyatt also got to experience a magic chemistry show and a chance to fly in the flight simulators. A cadet instructor says, "We look forward to sitting down with a kid and you know, they're sitting there and they maybe look upset, and we're like what's wrong? And they tell us I don't want this day to end"
So what did Wyatt think of his experience? He says, "Yeah it's been a great day..."
Wyatt is currently in remission of the lymphoma and is on his way to be cancer free. He will also get to tailgate with his squadron tomorrow before the Air Force Falcons take on Colorado State University.