Found a very inspirational article today about a high school senior that was granted the wish of a lifetime after he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Luckily, Bill Stadelman was able to make a complete recovery. As part of his recovery, the Central New York Make-a-Wish foundation was able to provide him with his very own welding shop! Bill got the hook up with a converted barn housing his welding shop, a plasma cutter, band saw, and all kinds of accessories.
Bill’s favorite courses in school were the welding classes he took. With a brand new welding shop to call his own, Bill is well on his way to making a living in the welding industry.
By Valerie Zehl
Bill Stadelman doesn’t usually smile, his sisters say.
On Wednesday afternoon, though, the 18-year-old was grinning ear to ear.
The Newark Valley High School senior is the latest recipient of a big surprise from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.
Despite the weather and the lack of a street sign on his rural road, more than a dozen people converged to see Bill’s reaction when the door to his new welding shop yawned open.
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