Wicked Awesome Wishes Grants Seven Year-Old Caiden a Monster of an Experience
It took more than five months to grant young Caiden Miller his Wicked Awesome Wish.
His story was brought to the foundation's attention in early August after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Burkitt Lymphoma.
A behind-the-scenes Monster Jam experience was the goal, but plans halted when Caiden was unable to leave the house for the month of October due to chemotherapy treatments.
It turns out that waiting until January -- when Monster Jam would come to Ford Field – was the best thing that could have happened.
"Seeing him so excited is just a phenomenal feeling because he's not bedridden and going through chemo right now," said Crystal Miller, Caiden's mom.
"He's starting to feel better, his spirit is up and he's loving every moment of it. It's good to see him so happy."
Caiden was rushed into surgery hours following his diagnosis on July 29, 2014, and ultimately went through six chemotherapy treatments in the following months.
Now, after that uncertain time in which his health was in limbo, Caiden's prognosis is good.
For now, Caiden is riding high after he and his family and friends were treated to lunch and an up-close look at Monster Truck Max-D and driver Tom Meents.
Lady Jane's CEO Chad Johnson and President and COO Tim McCollum were on hand for Caiden's experience, and were humbled to meet the seven-year-old fighter.