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Six Flags invites special guest to the park

Six Flags Invites Special Guest To The Park

ARLINGTON -- Most the time, when you take the family to Six Flags, you've got to deal with long lines and hot temperatures.

Well, one special kid got to skip the lines and be a VIP with the big Bunny himself. Nine-year-old Ben Pierce is losing his sight, and his parents asked what he wanted to see before he lost his vision completely so Ben put together his bucket list.

"When he made his wish list we thought we would be able to pull off one or two wishes." said Ben's mom, Heidi Pierce.

Ben's list is not what you'd expect from a kid who hasn't hit double digits. He wants to see the Eiffel tower, the Northern Lights, and, of course, Big Ben. Although Ben is going blind, he didn't think any of those things were out of sight for him.

Not all of Ben's wish list would take him across the globe; he also wanted to go to Six Flags Over Texas.

"Ben's story has touched so many people's hearts that we felt that it was only appropriate to share this special moment." said Six Flags representative Sharon Parker.

After hearing about Ben's story the folks at Six Flags jumped at the chance to show Ben around the park. They even had one more thrill for Ben, giving him and his family season passes to the park so they can come any time they want.

Ben is still working on seeing everything on his list, but today he can mark this one off.

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gerards2171 June 23 2014 at 6:04 AM

Make a wish is a great program. Children have been granted wishes that they will remember for life. Donate your time or donations to this great cause. You will feel good after you write a check. Giving that helps another also helps the giver.

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polkee June 23 2014 at 7:36 AM

Kudo's to the man sitting next to him who seems to be his guide on this ride in the picture.
There are some really nice people out there!

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neb1997 polkee June 23 2014 at 10:53 AM

Park employee.

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IBruzEZ June 23 2014 at 8:50 AM

There are great average folks who will do anything for kids in need... but it makes me think, where are the Koch brothers? Bill Gates, etc. who could reach in their pocket for their "loose change" and make his wish of a week in Europe come true? Yeah, I know, they can't make every wish come true but they sure could lead the way a bit more, not spend so much on PAC's.

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poll100 June 23 2014 at 12:43 PM

The family can see Paris and then fly to England if some benefactor comes forward. Come on people or Make A Wish.

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kimcrdr June 23 2014 at 12:45 PM

Very nice of Six Flags to do this for this little boy, In my state we have Make A Wish, for terminally ill children and they are wonderful, to be able to grant a child one wish is a vey heartfelt feeling! God Bless this little boy!!

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poll100 June 23 2014 at 1:24 PM

If america could donate $750,000 to a bus monitor who was retired then they can send a boy and his family to europe for 1 wek.

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hi June 23 2014 at 2:37 PM


To donate!

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