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Danny's Wish That Keeps On Giving

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RIDGELY, Md. -- A Ridgely teen diagnosed with a debilitating form of scoliosis...continues his efforts to help others. And this Make-A-Wish recipient continues to receive even more wishes of his own.

Danny Lockhart is your ordinary teen battling a rough hand of cards. Just last summer, he received the trip of a lifetime from the Make -A- Wish Foundation, to spend a week in Ocean City with 93.5's J.J. Roth.

Since then it's been a series of dreams come true. Now he's playing along side one of his favorite bands, The Cheaters.

"Before you know it I got to meet them personally and then I got to play with them which was pretty cool," Danny tells us.

"I said listen next time we play you need to get up and play and some he was like 'alright cool!'," Jason Morton from The Cheaters, adds.

Diagnosed at the age of three with scoliosis, Danny was in dire need of life-saving treatment. So he underwent a Spinal Fusion Surgery in Philadelphia.

"That surgery itself went well, but my C1 C2 area in my neck has been dislocated and we were unaware of it for 3 months before we were finally able to get treatment, so it never fully went into place," Danny tells us.

That's when the Make-A Wish Foundation reached out to Danny. Little did he know his wishes would go way beyond a beach vacation.

So he spear headed the Walk for Wishes, with all the proceeds going to the same foundation that made his dreams a reality. This year they raised $3,700 and he hopes that number will keep growing.

"Hopefully the next walk we make $7,500 which is the full cost of a child's wish," Danny says.

"He is inspiring other kids to say hey it doesn't matter what's going on in your life you can do the things that you really want to do," Morton adds.

Now Jason and Danny are working to help with Island Bay Days, a music festival of Maryland Bands helping local causes.

He plans to hold his 3rd walk for wishes in March.

 

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