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  • 6-year-old gets his dream job: Garbage man for a day

    Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just 2 weeks old, gives a high five while getting a lift from Capt. Recycle Mitch Zak during his stop at The Sacramento Bee to pick up recycling. It was all part of Ethan's day fulfilling a dream to pick up garbage in a big garbage truck, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif.

Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just 2 weeks old, gives a high five while getting a lift from Capt. Recycle Mitch Zak during his stop at The Sacramento Bee to pick up recycling. It was all part of Ethan's day fulfilling a dream to pick up garbage in a big garbage truck, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Ed Fletcher The Sacramento Bee
Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just 2 weeks old, gives a high five while getting a lift from Capt. Recycle Mitch Zak during his stop at The Sacramento Bee to pick up recycling. It was all part of Ethan's day fulfilling a dream to pick up garbage in a big garbage truck, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Ed Fletcher The Sacramento Bee
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