3-year-old granted special wish thanks to Make-A-Wish Michigan

DETROIT – A 3-year-old boy from Cadillac with a life-threatening genetic disorder was granted a special wish from Make a Wish Michigan Sunday.

Anakin Sturtevant wanted to be a big celebrity and on the VIP list for the Paw Patrol Live performance at the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit.

Law enforcement officers arrived at Anakin's hotel to surprise him and his mother, Tori Boynton, and father, Kris Sturtevant, with "Sparky the Fire Dog," a limousine and a K-9 unit.

"This is like a dream come true. That just warms our heart that we are so special," Boynton said.

Anakin was diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic disorder at 10 months old.

"It's been a bumpy road. When we went into the hospital when he first got sick, he started to watch TV. It's pretty much the only thing you can do in there and he just took right to Paw Patrol," Boynton said.

Law enforcement officers escorted Anakin and his family to the performance.

"We are over the moon. This is larger than life. I am so happy for every day we get with him," Boynton said.

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