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6-year-old with leukemia becomes the world’s youngest UPS driver

6-year-old Mateo Toscano, had to spend most of his days inside due to leukemia. Mateo would people watch from his living room window and watched delivery drivers drop off packages to people. He saw that it was a way to bring joy to others and wanted to do the same.

Make-A-Wish foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to granting wishes for children with critical illnesses, was able to make Mateo’s dream become a reality. Mateo got dressed in his little custom-made UPS uniform and started making his rounds. He even had his very own, fully functional, miniature UPS truck. Mateo, along with an adult UPS driver, delivered packages to various Stockton city officials, local police, and others.

Jennifer Stolo, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Northeastern and Central California & Northern Nevada, said in a statement to Good Morning America, “When Mateo’s wish came true, he did more than deliver packages, he delivered hope to the entire Stockton, [California] community and beyond … and that’s the incredible power of a wish.”

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