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Local teen's dream becomes reality

A local teen is granted his ultimate wish Tuesday afternoon. The terminally ill 17-year-old was "A Pilot for the Day" at Barksdale Air Force Base.
A local teen is granted his ultimate wish Tuesday afternoon. The terminally ill 17-year-old was "A Pilot for the Day" at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Sam Guimaraes was diagnosed with an aggressive form or chemo-resistant cancer. Sam always dreamed of being in the military, so Tuesday the Alexandria native was able to take a special tour of Barksdale.

His parents told NBC 6 News for the first time in years their son was able to be a teenager. The best part for them was seeing a smile on his face.

Sam was able to participate in a K-9 demonstration and go inside a B-52 simulator. Barksdale officials started organizing these activities as soon as they found out about Sam's wish.

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