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Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Boy’s Wish For Sea-Themed Man Cave

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Southington, CT-The Make-A-Wish Foundation turned the basement of a boy who fought cancer into a sea-themed man cave.

This surprise was just what 9-year-old Andrew Hedberg needed after he survived the fight of his life.

Andrew’s battle actually began a few years ago, when his parents realized something was terribly wrong after he awoke from a nap one evening.

"He fell asleep on the couch and he woke up screaming in excruciating pain. I thought he was having a night terror. I called the pediatrician and the next day they found it on an X-ray," said Andrew’s mother, Karen Hedberg.

Andrew was diagnosed with cancer in his leg and spent the next years of his life in and out of the hospital.

But today, the cancer is in remission, and Andrew is back to being a kid again.

The people at the Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with Andrew's family to make Andrew’s wish of turning the house's basement into a man cave with a taste of the sea come true.

On Tuesday, Andrew came down for the first time and checked out the new digs, complete with foozball, pool table, an arcade machine and a big screen TV for all his video games.

"Thank you! Thank you for Make A Wish! Thank you for all this! Thank you," said Andrew.

Andrew's mother was also overcome with joy.

"Out of a horrible thing, such wonderful things have happened, and we couldn't be happier right now," said Karen.

And so this family and boy will now have a bit of the shore right in their basement.

Although the fight was tough, Andrew says he's keeping things in perspective, and offers these words to anyone fighting their own battle.

"Don't give in! Fight back! Fight back against cancer!" he said.

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