Make-A-Wish sends Morton teen to Pro Bowl

By WEEK Producer

January 21, 2013 Updated Jan 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM CDT

MORTON, Ill -- One central Illinois boy is taking the trip of a lifetime this week thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Dylan Bailey is one of six Illinois boys flying to Hawaii this week to attend the Pro Bowl.

The 14-year-old Morton boy is battling a life-threatening form of bone cancer. Bailey had to have one of his legs amputated because of his illness.

"He's excited to go, for sure, because when he was on chemo last summer he couldn't be out in the sun so he pretty much missed summer," said Nichole Bailey, Dylan's mother. "He's excited about the game because there is the potential to meet somebody and just to be there with all those people. Just to be going in general is a pretty big thrill."

An avid sports fan, Bailey says there are some players he would like to meet.

"Brandon Marshall and Julius Peppers," said Bailey. "I am not sure of all the football players that are going to be around there but I have gotten a lot of requests from family members for the teams they would like to get one from."

Bailey and his family leave Wednesday for the seven day trip, thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.