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Make-A-Wish Foundation Fulfills Boy's Wish With The Harlem Globetrotters

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Wildwood,NJ-For one single day Izaiah Williams got to forget about his doctors, his 10 daily medications, and his liver disease. On Monday, he was just able to be a kid.

FOX 29's Chris O'Connell was there when the boy's wish came true.

The 8-year-old boy from Ames, Iowa, made his first trip to the Jersey Shore. However, he didn’t go to New Jersey for the boardwalk. He went to Wildwood to meet his heroes the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the wish to Izaiah who is currently on the liver transplant list.

On his special day, he was given his own jersey, and became a Globetrotter for a day. The boy even got to ride the famous Wildwood tram car, high-fiving fans along the way.

When asked why he wanted to be a Globetrotter he said, “Because I like the jersey and stuff.”

This is just the beginning for Izaiah on Wednesday he will get to practice with the team, plus he has courtside seats to watch his dream team.

"A lot of us, we came from humble beginnings, and people gave to us, so for us to be able to turn around and give that back to somebody else is truly a blessing for us,” said Harlem Globetrotters player, Fatima “TNT” Maddox.

It was truly a dream come true not only for him, but for his parents and grandparents as well.

"It’s fantastic. It's something he's going to remember the rest of his life,” said his grandfather Jim Riker.



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