Friday, February 20, 2009

Coast Guard Makes a Wish Come True!

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Cory Gunkel, left, and Chief Petty Officer Bruce Helterbridle pin anchors on Hannah Bontrager, a 11-year-old leukemia survivor from Cortland, Ohio, officiall promoting her to a Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer for the day, Thursday, Feb 19, 2009.

Hannah is in Hawaii courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and asked to ride aboard a Coast Guard vessel. She spent the day with Station Honolulu personnel, sat at the helm of the 47-foot rescue boat as the crew took her for a ride around the island of Oahu.

U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class

1 comment:

Buck said...

She looks SO happy! How very, very cool.