Make-A-Wish® arranged for Ethan Jogola and his family to enjoy a fun-filled educational day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Thursday, October 1. Ethan, from Alberta, Canada, suffers from cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening lung and digestive system disorder. When he expressed his love for space and wish to meet Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Make-A-Wish contacted Aldrin’s nonprofit, ShareSpace Foundation, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to coordinate the meeting. 
Dreams Come True
Resolutions:
10.21.2015

Dreams Come True

Ethan Jogola's wish to meet Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin came true as the two took a stroll through the Rocket Garden together at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. 

Photo Credit: Make-A-Wish/Haleigh Dunn
Ethan Jogola with Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Resolutions:
10.21.2015

Ethan Jogola with Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Ethan gives a thumbs up as he poses in front of a Saturn 1B rocket with his hero, Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin. 

Photo Credit: 
Make-A-Wish/Haleigh Dunn
The Jogola Family with Buzz Aldrin
Resolutions:
10.21.2015

The Jogola Family with Buzz Aldrin

The Jogola family poses with Apollo astronuat Buzz Aldrin in front of a Saturn 1B rocket. 

Left to right: Matthew, Shelley, Bernie, Ethan and Buzz. 

Photo Credit: 
Make-A-Wish/Haleigh Dunn
The Towering Rockets
Resolutions:
10.21.2015

The Towering Rockets

Ethan and Buzz gaze upwards at the rockets in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. 

Photo Credit: 
Make-A-Wish/Haleigh Dunn
Rocket Garden Stroll
Resolutions:
10.21.2015

Rocket Garden Stroll

Buzz tells Ethan about the history of the rockets in the Rocket Garden. 

Photo Credit: Make-A-Wish/Haleigh Dunn
Ethan and Buzz shake hands for the time
Resolutions:
10.21.2015

Ethan and Buzz shake hands for the time

Ethan and Buzz shake hands for the time in front of the same Apollo 11 gantry that Buzz walked before launching atop a Saturn V rocket to the moon in 1969.

Photo Credit: Make-A-Wish/Haleigh Dunn