Some Make-A-Wish kids want to be Batman, or see Disneyland. Declan just wanted to blow some stuff up.
Currently in remission from leukemia, the Australian youth was able to spend a day at the Australian Federal Police’s training center in Canberra where he participated in exercises, met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, and, oh yeah, got to set off some breaching charges.
Then came a visit with the U.S. Marine Security Guard detachment at the embassy and more scenarios.
“The whole experience has just been overwhelming,” said his mother.