US

Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a day

  • This February 2014 photo taken by Arnell Elegue and provided by the Make A Wish Foundation shows Ethan Dean in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Dean, 6, who has cystic fibrosis, will have his dream to be a garbage man come true with help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dean will ride along on a garbage truck collecting trash at various locations in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Arnell Elegue/Make A Wish Foundation via AP)

    This February 2014 photo taken by Arnell Elegue and provided by the Make A Wish Foundation shows Ethan Dean in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Dean, 6, who has cystic fibrosis, will have his dream to be a garbage man come true with help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dean will ride along on a garbage truck collecting trash at various locations in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Arnell Elegue/Make A Wish Foundation via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This February 2014 photo taken by Arnell Elegue and provided by the Make A Wish Foundation shows Ethan Dean in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Dean, 6, who has cystic fibrosis, will have his dream to be a garbage man come true with help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dean will ride along on a garbage truck collecting trash at various locations in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Arnell Elegue/Make A Wish Foundation via AP)

    This February 2014 photo taken by Arnell Elegue and provided by the Make A Wish Foundation shows Ethan Dean in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Dean, 6, who has cystic fibrosis, will have his dream to be a garbage man come true with help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dean will ride along on a garbage truck collecting trash at various locations in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Arnell Elegue/Make A Wish Foundation via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This February 2014 photo taken by Arnell Elegue and provided by the Make A Wish Foundation shows Ethan Dean in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Dean, 6, who has cystic fibrosis, will have his dream to be a garbage man come true with help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dean will ride along on a garbage truck collecting trash at various locations in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Arnell Elegue/Make A Wish Foundation via AP)

    This February 2014 photo taken by Arnell Elegue and provided by the Make A Wish Foundation shows Ethan Dean in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Dean, 6, who has cystic fibrosis, will have his dream to be a garbage man come true with help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dean will ride along on a garbage truck collecting trash at various locations in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Arnell Elegue/Make A Wish Foundation via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Ethan Dean is living his dream.

The six-year-old Rancho Cordova, California boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis will get to be a garbage man for the day thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Just like he's always wanted.

He has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. He has garbage truck toys. He's had a garbage truck birthday party. Now, he'll have the garbage truck driver experience.

Ethan will make five stops in his garbage truck, picking up trash and recyclables along the way, before stopping at the state Capitol for a press conference and VIP lunch.

The choice of wish was not a surprise to his dad, Ken Dean. He says he knew it would be about garbage trucks. His son has watched them coming down the street since he learned to crawl.