A Nevada boy had his dream of playing for the New York Mets come true.
The Make-A-Wish-Foundation partnered with the professional baseball team to create a one-day contract for Maximus Miannay, 12.
Miannay was born with cystic fibrosis, “a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time,” according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients,” the foundation added.
Miannay got his own uniform, met a number of Mets players, and got to hit some balls on the field, reported Fox 5.
He appeared extremely happy that his dream came true.