Young cancer patient gets his wish — farming

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Joseph Charles isn’t your average five-year-old. More than 120 days of Charles’ young life have been spent in a hospital after being diagnosed three years ago with Neuroblastoma. 

Make-A-WishKSDK NewsClick the photo above to see a slideshow of pictures from Charles' day on the farm. Amid the darker days of chemo, surgeries, and radiation, the Make-A-Wish foundation jumped into action to give Charles a day he would never forget. 

For Charles, his Make-A-Wish request wasn’t to visit Disney World or a Justin Bieber concept. Instead, Charles opted for a different destination – a farm, according to KSDK News.

"This is the most amazing wish I've come across," added Stephanie Hampton-Boeglin, Director of Mission Delivery for Make-A-Wish Missouri.

Charles was sent to Waterloo, Ill., for his day as a farmer. At a local farm, Charles was involved in everything from collecting eggs to planting fields. During a stage coach ride around the city, hundreds of students from the area lined the streets to welcome the special quest.

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