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Beckstead gets Idaho’s 1,000th Make -a- Wish

November 21, 2011


Citizen editor

The Preston High School wrestling team sends Cardon Beckstead off with some gifts they have collected for him.

Cardon Beckstead, a sixth grader at Preston Junior High School, was given Idaho’s one thousandth Make-a-Wish last Friday in an assembly at Preston Jr. High School.

The son of Brandon and Carol Beckstead, Cardon suffers from a Mitochondria disorder. MELAS, the type Cardon has, affects the brain, nervous system, and muscles.

Volunteers, like Ilene Peterson, Mrs. Louise Moser, Mrs. Marie Russom, and her daughter Crystal, visit the child to uncover their wish.

Beckstead’s wish will take him to Florida to meet and hang with professional wrestler, John Cena, a WWE star and movie actor.

The Preston High School wrestling team took Cardon to the center of the gym floor and gave him some PHS wrestling gear, as well as some money they had raised to help him on his way.

At the end of the assembly Principle Lance Harrison told students to follow Cardon and John Cenas’ motto to, “never give up.”

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