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Nicholas NormanReedus

Close your eyes. Imagine sitting in an empty room. Now imagine you can have one person join you. Just one. Who would you chose?

For some people that question could be so difficult, but not for Nicholas. Nicholas, nineteen-years-old, knew just who he wanted to meet face to face.

He wished to meet Norman Reedus, who plays “Daryl” in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

When Make-A-Wish® Alabama was able to grant him his wish October 2014 in New York at Comic Con, Nicholas was ecstatic. This was just the thing that he needed to get his mind off of hospitals and treatments.

Comic Con was a great place for Nicholas to visit Norman Reedus because of his love for video games and various actors and actresses. This would be the perfect opportunity for Nicholas to learn more and hear many of his favorite actors speak on the panel.

While they were waiting for Norman, AMC put a few goodies together for him and another wish child that was on a trip, including hats, t-shirts and other things that the boys loved. They also got the wonderful experience of meeting Tyreese, from The Walking Dead. Both actors were kind and welcoming and let Nicholas ask whatever he wanted. After the meet and greet,  Nicholas and his family got front row seats at Comic Con that afternoon where they were able to listen to the panel of The Walking Dead speak. Later that week, Nicholas was given a tour of New York City.

The escort on Nicholas’s wish later asked him what his favorite part of the wish experience was and he answered with “Everything!” Make-A-Wish Alabama is so grateful to light up children’s lives all over the state of Alabama, even for just a moment. If you yourself would like to get involved with Make-A-Wish Alabama, visit to learn more.

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