Lucas Hobbs did not use his Make-A-Wish gift for a trip of a lifetime or to meet a favorite celebrity.continue at StarTribune
Instead, the 12-year-old cancer patient used his wish to serve food to Minneapolis police officers to thank them for their service to the community.
“Sometimes it’s not that thankful of a job,” Lucas said Monday as officers lined up outside City Hall for a free food-truck meal he helped prepare. “I wanted to use my wish to give back to them.”
About seven months ago, Lucas was out of commission being treated for Stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. The treatments have beaten the cancer into remission, making him especially grateful to those who have touched his young life.
Lucas, who hopes to be a chef or a police officer someday, said he wanted to do something nice for officers after seeing some of the negative media attention they were receiving.
Abby Gregory, a spokeswoman for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota, said his wish to give back is one of the rarest ones the organization has received. Make-A-Wish worked with the Minnesota Food Truck Association to grant the wish.