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Colorado Springs reservists grant a wish during pandemic

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 5-year-old Wilder Umbarger and his family visited the 302nd Airlift Wing to tour a C-130 Hercules aircraft July 30, 2020. After seeing the Blue Angels perform in Michigan, Wilder fell in love with airplanes and wanted to see a real plane and meet a pilot. As Wilder struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, his wish was granted through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who brought Wilder and his family to Colorado Springs from Broomfield, Colo. (U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg and Laura Turner)

Young boy and mother stand inside cockpit of large plane.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 5-year-old Wilder Umbarger and his mom, Marci, look around the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the 302nd Airlift Wing July 30, 2020. After seeing the Blue Angels perform in Michigan, Wilder fell in love with airplanes and wanted to meet a real pilot. As Wilder struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, his wish was granted through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who sponsored the Umbarger family to visit the Colorado Springs area from Broomfield, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg)

People stand on flightline next to large plane.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 5-year-old Wilder Umbarger and his family receive a salute from 302nd Airlift Wing reservists and Peterson AFB Secruity Forces members July 30, 2020. Lt. Col. Ryan Brader, 731st Airlift Squadron commander, led the family through a C-130 Hercules aircraft, knowing Wilder’s wish was to see an aircraft up close and meet a pilot. As Wilder struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, his wish was granted through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who sponsored the Umbarger family to visit the Colorado Springs area from Broomfield, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg)

Young boy and father feel propeller of large plane.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Jeremy Umbarger, father of 5-year-old Wilder, guides his son’s hand over a C-130 Hercules propeller at the 302nd Airlift Wing July 30, 2020. After seeing the Blue Angels perform in Michigan, Wilder fell in love with airplanes and wanted to see a real airplane up close and meet a pilot. As Wilder struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, his wish was granted through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who sponsored the Umbarger family to visit the Colorado Springs area from Broomfield, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg)

Young boy and family stand in front of large military aircraft on flightline.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 5-year-old Wilder Umbarger and his family pose for a photo in front of a C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the 302nd Airlift Wing July 30, 2020. After seeing the Blue Angels perform in Michigan, Wilder fell in love with airplanes and wanted to see a plane up close and meet a real pilot. As Wilder struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, his wish was granted through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who sponsored the Umbarger family to visit the Colorado Springs area from Broomfield, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg)

Young boy sits with father and Air Force officer.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 5-year-old Wilder Umbarger and his dad, Jeremy, receive a 731st Airlift Squadron patch with Wilder’s name on it from Lt. Col. Ryan Brader, 731 AS commander, July 30, 2020. After seeing the Blue Angels perform in Michigan, Wilder fell in love with airplanes and wanted to see a real plane and meet a pilot. As Wilder struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, his wish was granted through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who brought Wilder and his family to Peterson AFB to tour a C-130 Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 5-year-old Wilder Umbarger and his family visited the 302nd Airlift Wing to tour a C-130 Hercules aircraft July 30, 2020. After seeing the Blue Angels perform in Michigan, Wilder fell in love with airplanes and wanted to see a real plane and meet a pilot. As Wilder struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, his wish was granted through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, who brought Wilder and his family to Colorado Springs from Broomfield, Colo. (U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg and Laura Turner)