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A wish come true

Friday, January 4, 2013

Luke Schwarz, of Crane, is pictured above surrounded by friends as he tries out his new Taylor K26 CE, made of Hawaiian Koa wood, which only grows in Hawaii.

Schwarz was suffering from with a cancerous tumor on his thyroid and underwent surgery and chemotherapy treatment for the disease.

His caseworker contacted the Make A Wish Foundation, who arranged to surprise Schwarz with the $5,400 guitar, amplifier, microphone, stand, case and strap from the Aurora Music Company, located at 31 W. Olive St. in Aurora.

"He will enjoy this for years," said Sheila Planer, a Springfield volunteer with the Make a Wish Foundation.

Schwarz was recently declared cancer-free and will have periodic follow-up examinations to monitor his progress.

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