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Local Kid Gets Wish Granted

Collin Parks, 9, lives like a Hollywood star for the day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
March 23, 2014 - Collin Parks may be only nine years old, but he is quite the fighter, and has overcome a lot in such a short period of time.

Parks has Down Syndrome and was born with a medical issue that affects his digestion, and the ailment was life-threatening.

When his mother recalls the moment she found out he could have died if it were not for a surgical procedure, she is struck with emotion.

"It wasn't until he was five years old that we finally found out what the problem was and he had surgery for that. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I didn't realize had we not had that surgery that he may not have survived," said mother, Beth Parks.

Considering that his condition was life-threatening, Collin was a Make-A-Wish kid.

On Sunday morning, his wish was granted, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Collin, an avid movie-lover arrived at Cinemark Tinseltown via limo, then walked the red carpet as the paparazzi (friends and family) snapped pictures of him, and proceeded to have a private movie screening and party, with nearly 60 friends and family members by his side.

To end an already memorable day, management at Tinseltown presented Collin with a year-long season pass, so that he can continue to enjoy his passion for movies as he continues to recover.
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