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Westport boy honored by Make-A-Wish Connecticut

A 6-year-old boy from Westport has been chosen by Make-A-Wish Connecticut as its "Wish Kid of the Year." Henry Baker was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago today at the age of 2. Henry started

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2014, 1:29 AM

Updated 3,521 days ago

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A 6-year-old boy from Westport has been chosen by Make-A-Wish Connecticut as its "Wish Kid of the Year."
Henry Baker was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago today at the age of 2. Henry started chemotherapy and continued treatments for more than three years. His chemotherapy ended in January and he is now in remission, though he still has monthly checkups to make sure he is OK.
To celebrate being cancer-free, Henry and his family took a trip to Grand Cayman, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Connecticut. His parents say they were honored to receive the gift from Make-A-Wish because it gave the family an opportunity to celebrate what they have.
Make-A-Wish Connecticut will share Henry's story at the Celebrating Wishes Ball on Saturday. The foundation says it will grant more than 180 wishes to children in Connecticut with life-threatening illnesses this year.


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