Little boy’s wish to become a penguin handler granted in South Portland

5-year-old wish to be penguin handler granted
5-year-old wish to be penguin handler granted
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 10:22 PM EST
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - Jackson has been fighting Leukemia for years, but on Tuesday he got to be a penguin handler.

The 5-year-old from Buxton says he loves them and relied on stuffed animals to get him through the years of treatment.

On Tuesday, he got a uniform and name tag to see and train penguins in person.

His parents said they were so thankful for the experience.

“We have a party at the Make-A-Wish of Connecticut location. We’ll go to the aquarium and do a polar express ride do it will be a week filled with fun adventures for him,” Beth Corbeau said.

“Make A Wish has been nothing but great for Jackson,” Matt Corbeau said.

Jackson will go to the aquarium on Wednesday.

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