11-year-old boy with spinal cord tumor gets his Wish of being a newscaster

Author:
Updated:
Original:

An 11-year-old boy has dreamed of becoming a newscaster – and on Monday, his Wish came true.

WCCO teamed up with Make-A-Wish Minnesota to grant a wish for Jack Jiang, of Beijing, China, who has been with his family at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester as he battles a thoracic spinal cord tumor.

https://www.facebook.com/makeawishmn/videos/vb.136809918945/10153088736193946/?type=2

Jack's day began at 8 a.m. Monday, and after getting hair and makeup, along with his official WCCO-TV badge, he made his debut on WCCO Mid-Morning. He then got an official tour of the studio, was instructed on video equipment and did a promo shoot.

He also got a special visit from the Minnesota United – he's a huge soccer fan – and took a lunch break to enjoy his favorite meal, McDonald's French fries.

This embed is invalid

Here are some tweets from Jack's day at WCCO:

https://www.facebook.com/makeawishmn/photos/a.10151691524263946.1073741830.136809918945/10153088336478946/?type=1

Next Up

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz, MDH react to record-setting COVID-19 deaths

Minnesota can expect further bad news over the coming weeks.

covid-19, coronavirus

Record 101 COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota

The figures are from Wednesday, with no update provided on Thanksgiving.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 9.29.12 AM

Target reveals its 'Cyber Week' online deals

The sales will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5.

Minneapolis police

Mayor Frey, Minneapolis police chief reveal new 'no-knock' policy

The new policy for Minneapolis Police Department was announced Wednesday.

Related