Demolition Boy: Charity Turns Cancer Patient’s Dream Into Reality

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A youngster battling cancer had his dream come true this week – to blow up a building, Fox affiliate WUPW in Ohio reports.

Maxwell Hinton, a 7-year-old from Fresno, Calif., didn’t think he’d have the chance to play with explosives at an elementary-school age. But in stepped the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Hinton was soon initiating the demolition of a massive ConAgra grain silo in Erie County. The site was scheduled for an implosion as part of a redevelopment plan for the area.

Maxwell, who is currently cancer-free after undergoing treatment, told reporters he was a fan of the show Mythbusters. “They inspired me to blow a building up,” he told reporters.