It started with my uncle when he went to the army, I was maybe seven. Says Alyssa Braden.
The Make a Wish Foundation has granted this wish to Braden who wants to have a hero experience and that TMs just what Fort Jackson gave her. She and her sister Chessa Braden were put through 3 and a half days of moderate basic training, including some of the most challenging courses available.
Braden has cystic fibrosis, a disease which affects the lungs and significantly shortens your life. Experiencing the army is something she will not be able to do when she TMs older, therefore she TMs doing it now.
Chessa Braden her older sister says, You know whenever she grows up she can TMt, but that she gets to do it now is really special for her.
Wednesday during Fort Jackson TMs graduation ceremony, Braden was given a Civil Service Award.