Teen gets lifelong wish to fly in helicopter

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 4:15 p.m. MDT

AirMed flight nurse George Jan, left, and paramedic Jordan Fielding, hook up a ventilator and make Sean Anderson comfortable before taking off in an AirMed helicopter at University Hospital in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. AirMed and the Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered to help grant Anderson’s wish of flying in a helicopter. Anderson, 18, was born with muscular dystrophy and has autism.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Sean Anderson loves hospitals, ambulances and helicopters and even though he’s spent the last 18 years in and out of medical facilities, he still gets a thrill from visiting them. It’s only fitting that AirMed help grant Sean’s wish of flying in a helicopter.

Sean was born with muscular dystrophy and has autism. AirMed and the Make-a-Wish Foundation partnered to make the Stansbury Park teen’s wish a reality. Sean is currently hooked to a ventilator, but that didn’t stop him from boarding an AirMed helicopter and taking a ride around the Salt Lake Valley.

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