A young boy from Sacramento is living out his dream today... picking up garbage.
Spend a few minutes with six-year-old Ethan Dean, and you'll learn quickly that he loves his trucks. Garbage trucks in particular. In fact, he loves them so much, one day he wants to drive one for a living.
Garbage day is the highlight of his week; a nice break from Ethan's daily struggles with Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis causes mucus to develop around his lungs and other organs that can lead to infection. Ethan takes multiple pills and undergoes physical therapy daily, and he's made more hospital visits than a kid his age should.
Today, Ethan will forget about his disease when he gets the chance to become a garbage man.
The Make a Wish Foundation is providing him the opportunity today to be at the helm of a waste management truck. He'll drive to his home in Rancho Cordova, and around the city, ending at the Capitol. Friends and family members will cheer him on as he completes the route.
Ethan was surprised at his school, Sunrise Elementary, where he received his garbage man uniform and saw the truck for the first time. His fellow students cheered and shared in his joy.
FOX40 will be following Ethan's journey as #EthanCleansUp Sacramento.
This report was filed by FOX40 intern Brookelynn Graditi.