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Dying Child's Wish is Fulfilled

Diego Santiago Diego Santiago
Diego Santiago Diego Santiago
Diego Santiago Diego Santiago

MARCH 30, 2006 -- The Navy inducted its newest officer in Jacksonville Thursday and he's only five years old.  Diego Santiago's one wish in life was to be a member of the Navy just like his father.

But his young life is being cut short by cancer. He has stage 4 terminal cancer.  Doctors say he only has a few weeks to live. His father is a Navy officer stationed at Camp Lejeune, and other officers there decided to make this little boy's dream come true.

Diego has had more than 50 treatments since July of 2005.  His parents say they're thankful he had the energy to make it through the ceremony Thursday. It's a day he'll never forget.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer

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