This was supposed to be Ethan’s time to shine – and his alone. But as Ethan digs in a hill rife with dinosaur fossils, it’s his father, Trevor, who unearths the biggest find of the day:
He realizes that it’s OK for others to help him.
When Trevor first became a father, he also became a provider. A protector. Ethan’s cancer diagnosis frustrated Trevor. And it did something even worse.
It made him feel useless.
As Ethan toils under the South Dakota sun with a paleontologist by his side, Trevor realizes that allowing others to help can make life better – for Ethan, for his family, for himself.
Trevor will always need to be front-and-center for his kids, but he finds peace and gratitude in knowing that others can stand by his side … people like Make-A-Wish® volunteers and Dino Jim, the paleontologist by Ethan’s side.
After Trevor, Ethan and the rest of the family return home to Maine, he writes a letter to Make-A-Wish. One line from his letter shows the depth of a Make-A-Wish experience on kids, their families and even their communities: “Once again, I have been shown that there are individuals that truly care and will do wonderful things if you let them.”