PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In December, a boy with leukemia made a big impression on CBS3 during our “Joy of Sharing Toy Fest.”
He stopped by to donate some of his toys to needy children. He also had a wish to meet Ukee Washington.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: 62-Year-Old Man Violently Carjacked By Group Of Teenagers In Olney
Kate Bilo was the first one to meet Ronnie Coffey.
“We also have this little boy over here, come on over here,” Kate said to Ronnie.
During that meeting Ronnie donated two of his own toys and the money he was saving. He also told Kate that he had leukemia and his only wish for Christmas was to meet Ukee Washington.
“Can I give you a hug? I know you’re a little sore, but thank you so much,” Kate said.
Ukee was on vacation that day but he wanted to catch up with the young man with the big heart.
Ronnie Coffey broke his leg and wrist in July, that’s how doctors discovered he had leukemia. He’s been in and out of St. Christopher’s Hospital.
“We’re undergoing chemo now,” said Felicia Coffey, Ronnie’s mom. “We had a couple more months added on because he had to get aggressive chemo.”
With help from his mom Felicia, we were able to make Ronnie’s wish come true.
“Hey, Merry Christmas,” Ukee said. “I’m a little late. “Somewhere between here and the North Pole Santa took a wrong turn. Gimme a hug”
“He thought that you all were just coming to take pictures of him. He never knew Ukee was going to walk in the door,” Felicia said.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Officer Hit By Gunfire At Parkway On July 4 To Be Acknowledged At Montgomery County Commissioners Meeting
Ronnie told Ukee he was donating toys and he replied by letting Ronnie know that so many young people thanked him for his deed.
“What do you want to be when you get older?” Ukee asked.
“A firefighter,” Ronnie replied.
Ronnie’s leg is still hurting him. But that didn’t stop him from inviting Ukee to play Wii with him.
“What are we going to play?” Ukee asked.
“Just Dance,” Ronnie said excitedly.
“Just Dance? Are you kidding?” Ukee said.
“His wish came true” Felicia said.
Ronnie and his sister Tiana had another surprise for Ukee. Together the three of them sang “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.
“This is my fight song, take back my life song,” they sang.MORE NEWS: City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson's Minor Curfew Law In Effect Until End Of September
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