Sean Thomas will be bound for California this weekend thanks to the donation of the use of a jet.

Big hand for a boy’s wish

The use of a local corporate jet will get a young cancer patient to Legoland this week.

A young Lego fan named Sean Thomas will get to visit Legoland thanks to the use of a Langley company’s airplane.

The Martini family has loaned the Starline Windows corporate aircraft to the family of Thomas, a first-grader from Vancouver suffering from leukemia.

Thomas is in palliative care after three rounds of major treatment for leukemia.

The boy, his mother, and his sister will all be flown to Carlsbad, Calif., this Friday.

Thomas will get to spend the weekend in the Legoland theme park before returning to Canada.

The Martini family heard of Thomas’s wish through the family of pilot Ernie Charlton. He and his wife, Tamiko, know the family of a close friend of Thomas.

The Charltons knew of the fundraisers being set up to send Thomas to Legoland, and asked about the use of the jet.

It will be a much easier way for Thomas to fly than going by a commercial airline.

“His condition is so fragile,” said Tamiko Charlton. “Airports a not exactly a great place to be with his immune system.”

This is not the first time the Starline Windows jet has been used for Lower Mainland children. It also transported a Langley boy to a Shriner’s Hospital in the United States for specialized treatment several years ago.


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