The Make-A-Wish foundation has made some pretty incredible things happen. But this one out of Australia is pretty special… especially if you’ve ever just wanted to blow shit up.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) joined forces with the foundation to grant an unusual request from a 12-year-old cancer patient, and organized a day at a training village so he could “blow stuff up.”
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Declan, who is in remission from leukaemia, got to spend a day with the AFP’s Specialist Response Group at its Majura headquarters in Canberra. There he was put through his paces in several police scenarios, and even given the chance to detonate explosive charges in training exercises… aka “blow stuff up.”

The group’s Sergeant Peter Murphy helped guide Declan through the ins-and-outs of working with explosives. Sergeant Murphy said Declan had a potential future in breaching and demolitions.

“He’s got an aptitude,” he said. “I’m not sure what he actually expected, but once he started functioning a couple … he was getting into it. He was pretty excited about it but I think the family got a bit of a kick out of it too.”

Declan’s trip also included a meeting at Parliament House with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

I think Declan’s wish resonates with a lot of people, because sometimes you really just wanna blow stuff up.

If you’re interested in helping Make-A-Wish, you can donate here.

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