PERTH AMBOY, N.J. - An ailing Perth Amboy teen got his Christmas wish a little early this year with a visit the captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter.
Richard Guillen, 14, was diagnosed earlier this year with ostersacoma, a form of bone cancer.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Jersey arranged for Guillen to take a limousine to the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Manhattan on Tuesday to meet Jeter.
When the teen got there, Jeter made him an honorary member of Jeter's Leaders, a youth group promoting academic performance and community responsibility.
Guillen said it was a dream come true.
The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.