After Brooks Turner, 8, and his brother Sam, 5, from Sylacauga, Alabama, were each diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a form of cancer in the eyes, the Make-a-Wish Foundation stepped in and gave them an experience like they never could have imagined.
Make-a-Wish sent Brooks, Sam and their parents, Beth and Brandon Turner, on a tour of the Duck Commander warehouse from the popular TV show "Duck Dynasty," the Monroe News Star reported.
"That's him," Brooks said the moment he saw Willie Robertson, one of the stars in the show.
Robertson gave the family a tour of the famous facility, where much of the show takes place. As the boys were being led through the building in Monroe, Louisiana, Robertson joked that he wasn't the only star there.
"I didn't know you guys were so famous," Willie told the boys as others there snapped photos," Robertson said. "Everybody wants your picture."
The family also got to take a limousine ride and were escorted by Louisiana State Police during their visit to Duck Diner, where Brooks ordered a grilled cheese sandwich. And while visiting the warehouse, the boys got to make their very own duck calls and even put their feet up on the desk like Willie Robertson often does on the show.
Both boys have been fans of the show since it started, but especially Brooks. The family still sits down to watch the show every Wednesday night after church, Beth Turner said.
"Any time we get to have kids come by, especially ones who might be going through a tough time in life, it makes us all feel great," Willie Robertson said. "We enjoy it as much or more than they do."
The trip was organized in part by former Congressman Vance McAllister, the News Star reported. Make-a-Wish will send the family to Disney World in August to complete Sam's wish.
(H/T: Monroe News Star)
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