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Make-A-Wish grants wish of Southington boy

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SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

It was a huge surprise for a lucky little boy in Southington Tuesday, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The foundation called the day "World Wish Day" and granted the wish of 9-year-old Andrew.

Andrew is battling the life-threatening medical condition - bone cancer.

"I just didn't think this would be this good," he told Eyewitness News from his home on Rockwood Drive. "I just can't say anything. It's just so good."

His wish was for a room makeover in his family's home. He entered that room for the first time around 6 p.m. Tuesday. He celebrated with his closest friends, family and volunteers.

The room was full of game tables, video games and other items.

Out of a choice of meeting celebrities, going on a trip or anything else he could have wanted, he said he wanted something he could keep.

"I chose this room because I wanted something I could have for a long time," Andrew said.

His favorite foods were donated by the Olive Garden Restaurant.

The foundation said World Wish Day is celebrated around the world in honor of the first wish ever granted in 1980. Thirty-four years later, more than 250,000 wishes have been granted worldwide.

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