KEMPNER, Texas -- Antonio (center), 8, with his father, retired Sgt. Frank Laguna, and Jessica Robertson of Backbone Valley Nursery, Marble Falls, Texas, cuts the ribbon July 28 on the automated greenhouse he received through Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. At the age of 6, Antonio was diagnosed with the rare and life-threatening disease of Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic dysfunction, Hypoventilation and Autonomic Dysregulation. ROHHAD affects everything the body is supposed to do naturally -- like weight management, eye focus, bowel movements, breathing, temperature regulation and even psychological behaviors, said Candace. There are 75-cases of the condition worldwide. Soldiers from the 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, along with many community volunteers and donors, helped make Antonio's wish a reality. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div.)

Cav Soldiers, Make-a-Wish collaborate for ill child

Chances to make wishes are plenty. People wish upon a star. They throw pennies into wishing wells. They even make wishes and blow out birthday candles. One 1st Cavalry Division child had an unforgettable wish granted on his birthday July 28....READ MORE



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The 1st Cavalry Division, America's FIRST TEAM, is one of the most famous and most decorated divisions in the United States Army. Since its activation in 1921, the 1st Cavalry Division has continuously served the United States of America in peace and war in operations around the world. Today, the FIRST TEAM leads a coalition of International, U.S. and Iraqi brothers-in-arms to deter sectarian violence and defeat terrorists to help the citizens of Baghdad obtain their right to a peaceful and prosperous future.


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