A Special Wish Granted To 15-year-old Boy Brings Him To Disadvantaged Primates
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary provides refuge for 116 monkeys, many who are abused or abandoned. But for the next three days this sanctuary will be a retreat for 15-year-old James Cross --who traveled a long way, with his brother Wesley and parents in tow-- to make his dream come true.
The Crosses came all the way from Missoula, Montana as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
James, and 13-year-old Wesley, both have rare forms of pulminary fibrosis a condition that creates scar tissue on their lungs, preventing them from breathing easily or doing heavy, physical activity.
Until now James hasn't seen a primate up-close, monkey's aren't found in his part of the country.
"No there aren't, i just always watched Discovery Channel," said James, "I think the sanctuary's a little better for the monkeys because in a zoo they're just there for display, here they're actually being helped, loved, cared for," he added.
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