WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The Force is strong with Brady Treu.
The 7-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, had his dream come true when he became a Star Wars Jedi knight in West Palm Beach, and it was all thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Being a fighter for the forces of good is a role Brady has been training for all of his life. He was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia two years ago, but with treatments and transplants over the last two years, he was able to fight it off.
With his cancer nearly defeated, it’s on to his next fight: the Galactic Empire.
First, Brady needed to train in the ways of lightsaber combat, but he quickly proved himself to be a natural. He mastered the ways of the Force with light speed.
It was the skill he needed to rise to the challenge that lay ahead: a showdown at CityPlace.
Family and friends gathered to show their support for him as they cheered him on.
With the whole community watching, Brady came face to face with Darth Vader himself.
But neither cancer nor Vader were a match for the new Jedi. He was able to defeat his opponent by using the Force.
When asked whether he was nervous with so many people watching, Brady said, “No.”
After his valiant efforts at CityPlace, West Palm Beach leaders gave him the Key to the City.
Brady’s next mission is to spread the wealth. “I’m going to train people to be a Jedi for free,” he said.
Does Brady have the makings of a future Obi-Wan or Master Yoda? His proud parents said he is up to the challenge.
“He’s victorious in pretty much every way possible, so as a parent, there’s nothing more that you can be proud of,” said his father, Brent Treu.
Brady’s sister, Charlee, also has leukemia. Her Make-A-Wish will take place later this year, when she meets the Disney princesses at Walt Disney World.
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