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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 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.