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Boy with cystic fibrosis gets to throw first pitch at Rays game

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

It would be a dream come true for many kids -- getting to throw the first ball out at a Ray's game.

Tuesday night, 7-year-old Caden Wilson of Lakeland gets to do just that, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Caden loves baseball, but what he and his family hate is the debilitating disease he and his father have: cystic fibrosis. It makes breathing nearly impossible at times.

"I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy," Caden’s dad says.

The disease isn't their only stroke of bad luck. Back in June, the Habitat for Humanity house the Wilsons were building was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

A Habitat home usually takes six months to build. Since the Wilsons have to be out of the place they're living in now by August, Habitat is hoping to build them a new home by then -- in just six weeks. They call it a "blitz build."

They are looking for donations: tradespeople to give their time, companies to give materials, and just regular folks to hopefully write a check -- all lightning fast so they can meet their deadline.

If you want to help, call Lakeland Habitat for Humanity at (863) 682-3812.

 

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