Patton Goetter, 12, doesn’t seem different than any other kid his age. He smiles – a lot, laughs, tell jokes and dreams of one day flying jets for the military. However, Patton also suffers from cystic fibrosis, but for one day, he got a little taste of his dream.
Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN and Training Squadron THREE hosted Patton for the “Pilot for a Day” program. The program is a monthly cooperative effort with Sacred Heart to help seriously ill children enjoy a day centered on them. All six of Training Air Wing FIVE’s training squadrons participate in the event, planning a full day of activities, around the base each month for the child selected by Sacred Heart.
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