MCCRORY, AR (KAIT) - An 8-year-old McCrory boy is headed to the Florida Keys after the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him his wish.
On Saturday, wish granters, family, and friends of Jacob gathered at Village Creek State Park for a fishing derby.
It was all planned for Jacob, a boy fighting a critical illness. It's the same illness his father passed away from a few years ago.
At the fishing derby, Jacob's wish to go deep sea fishing became a reality.
The boy, filled with excitement, will leave for the beach with his family aboard.
He'll get the deep-sea fishing experience of a lifetime, which will include two boating adventures, a dolphin tour, snorkeling, and a sunset crews.
Jacob told his wish granters that going fishing will remind him of times with his late father.