Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Marine Needs Miracle To Make Dying Son Honorary Marine

PETITION SEEKS TO MAKE HONORARY MARINE OF OC BOY WITH ONLY DAYS TO LIVE
ABC News
By Eileen Frere
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"That would mean the world to me," Jeremiah said. "I've had two goals in my lifetime - to be a Marine and to be a drill instructor. If he was a normal child, he's just got that spirit that I think he would have joined the Marine Corps as well."
ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- Wyatt Gillette's smile lights up his parents' spirits.

"He knows when people are feeling down and he changes their attitude with a smile," said Wyatt's father, Jeremiah, 29, a U.S. Marine drill instructor.

He first set eyes on his son when he returned from serving in Iraq nearly 8 years ago.

"When I arrived back, I had maybe two weeks of normalcy, if you can call it that, and he became real irritable," recalled Jeremiah.

Doctors tried to figure out what was wrong, as Wyatt regressed. Despite all the hospital visits, Wyatt kept a positive attitude - doing what he loved to do.

"He loves his bike, he loves the sounds of kisses, he loves doing crafts," said his mother Felishia, 27.
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