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Naples teen battling kidney issues gets big surprise

Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-25 12:46:34-05

A 17-year-old from Naples, battling kidney issues, loves dinosaurs and got the surprise of a life time.

Chas is the recipient of a kidney transplant and he's used his love for dinosaurs to get him through some of the darkest days of his illness.

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida teamed up with the Naples Botanical Garden to show him their new dinosaur exhibit.

That's not all, Chas was greeted by nearly a hundred volunteers who revealed that his wish to research dinosaur fossils at the famous Hell Creek formation in Montana was coming true.

"The beauty of today's reveal was the opportunity it provided to share our mission of creating life-changing wishes with the community.  Over one hundred supporters gathered in the Scott Florida Garden and were able to glimpse the excitement that Make-A-Wish brings to local children battling critical illnesses." - Tammy E. Lynn, Regional Director - Southwest Florida Make-A-Wish Southern Florida