New Jersey boy gets Make-A-Wish surprise
An 11-year-old New Jersey boy got quite a surprise when he went out to lunch recently. Victor Flores, who has been battling cancer, thought he was just going to Jersey Mike’s for a sub, but there was more waiting for him.
According to 7 ABC New York, Victor got an avalanche of gifts, including a coveted XBox X, games, an iPhone, Yeezey and Air Jordan sneakers and more. The gifts were courtesy of the New Jersey Make a Wish Foundation and Jersey Mike’s as part of their month of giving.
Victor was diagnosed last year with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue in his arm. He underwent both radiation and chemotherapy. He finished his last chemotherapy session last month at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Hospital in Hackensack and is now cancer free.
The Metuchen boy told CentralJersey.com that he still has to go for scans every three months and get blood work done, but the worst of it is over.
“I had no idea this was going to happen today,” the fifth-grader quietly said after excitedly opening his gifts. “I’m really excited. I’m glad that I’m done with all my treatment, fought cancer and beat it.”
This is the fifth year that Jersey Mike’s Subs has partnered with Make a Wish New Jersey. According to Jersey Mike’s, they have raised over $1 million for Make a Wish and granting over 150 wishes to kids. Find out more about Make-A-Wish New Jersey here.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle. Any opinions expressed are Bill Doyle's own.