The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the National Parks Service granted an 8-year-old's wish to become a Yosemite park ranger on Tuesday.
Gabriel Lawan-Ying received the title of Honorary Park Ranger after a full day of work in Yosemite National Park. Lawan-Ying, from Gainesville, Florida, helped crews put out a wild fire, perform a rescue operation involving an injured hiker and assisted the Yosemite medical team in transporting the patient to a helicopter.
Lawan-Ying was honored at a ceremony at the end of the day. He received his Honorary Park Ranger badge, a wooden park ranger plaque, and a flag that was flown over Yosemite Valley the previous day.
Lawan-Ying has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and was granted his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in the United States.