After being diagnosed with a rare lung disease as an infant, Cason has been fighting for his health all his life. It’s been a struggle, but one thing that keeps him going is his fascination with animals – specifically, the wolverine.
So when Cason finds out his one true wish to meet the wolverine is being granted, he can’t contain his excitement.
Welcome to Alaska
The cold, Alaskan snow is much different than his rainy green home of Oregon. Cason treads along with his new friend Steve from the wildlife center, holding his hand as they approach the home of the wolverine.
Cason’s gasps – there it is! Right before him is the creature he’s seen so many pictures of, watched so many videos about. Steve gives him an encouraging smile and Cason steps forward to find the wolverine surprisingly playful! It chases the two of them around in the snow, and for the first time he can remember, Cason feels alive.
“This is amazing,” he says, stroking its coarse fur.
Paradise in the Snow
After spending time with his new furry friend, Cason and his family enjoy the rest of what Alaska has to offer. With a view of the beautiful mountains and the sparkling snow, they take a helicopter ride up to a glacier for a day of sledding.
After a family fishing trip, Cason has had the experience of a lifetime meeting the animal he’s so longed to see, and it’s given him a newfound strength to fight the battle he will most certainly win. This is a fresh start for Cason, and there’s nowhere but up from here.