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Land of 10,000 Stories: Minnesota seniors get their wish

  • Nov 26, 2010
  • Lifespark
  • 1-min Read

At 82 years old, Jim Miller is six decades too old for the Make-A-Wish program that brings joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Thanks to a Minnesota-based senior care company, the Alzheimer’s patient from the Twin Cities has had his wish granted anyway.

“It’s amazing, he’s happy, very happy,” said Miller’s daughter Jamie McDermeit as she watched her father staring skyward at a radio controlled airplane, his hands on the controls. “Yeah, I’m getting the feel of it again,” he said intently.  Watch Jim’s wish in action…

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