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Cadets welcome the newest "Cadet for a Day" participant to the Academy on Friday at 8 a.m. Nick Vella, from Arvada, Colo., was diagnosed with a acute lymphoma leukemia at 3 years old however at this time his symptoms are in recession. "The Cadet for a Day program is one of the best outreach programs at the United States Air Force Academy," said Cadet 1st Class Tara Brown, Cadet Squadron 22. "Not only do cadet donations provide the largest source of funding for the program, but cadets are directly involved in making the child's wish come true throughout his or her visit." As a "Cadet for a Day" Nick will don a flight suit and flight cap as he participates in the day's activities. These activities include a mission briefing at the 94th Flying Training Squadron and a tour of the airfield. Weather permitting, he will take an orientation ride in a DA20-C1, an aircraft used in the cadet flight training program. Nick will also visit the cadet area, take a group photo with Cadet Squadron 1 as well as march with them in the noon formation. Before lunch with the Cadet Wing on the Mitchell Hall Staff Tower, he will watch a flyover including F-15s, A-10s, and an EC-130. After lunch Nick will tour the cadet chapel, the falconry building, the planetarium, Arnold Hall, then finish the day with a pizza party and an evening of bowling with cadets at the base bowling center. The "Cadet for a Day" activities end Saturday when Nick attends the Air Force Academy vs. Wyoming football game. "It is going to be awesome," said Nick. "I can't wait to go to the planetarium and the football game." The "Cadet for a Day" program started in 2000. The program provides young people facing severe physical challenges the opportunity to experience life as a cadet. For more information about the Make a Wish Foundation please call 1-800-366-9474 or visit www.wish.org.

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