Nearly 200 Jeeps, with the help of auxiliary deputies and firefighters, granted a wish near Gurnee on Sunday for a boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Make-A-Wish event coordinators contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to help grant a wish for Parker, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said.
Parker was diagnosed with a brain tumor and has a large affection for Jeeps.
The sheriff’s auxiliary deputy unit answered the call and provided an escort for around 170 Jeeps near Gurnee on Sunday.
The Gurnee Fire Department also attended the event.
“Our Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit answered the call for an escort and were honored to participate to put a big smile on Parker’s face!” Covelli said.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children between the ages of two-and-a-half and 18 with a critical illness.
More than 24,000 volunteers across 58 Make-A-Wish chapters have granted 330,000 wishes to children across the country, the organization’s website says.