Ride Along as Child Drives Train in Sacramento!

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Make-A-Wish Helps Boy Realize his Dream to Conduct Train over Donner Pass

Jonathan Dockins enjoying the Train Museum in Sacramento before his big day of driving a real train.

How excited is 8-year-old Jonathan Dockins to drive a train? “100 times more than building a house,” he told FOX40. Which would make sense, since he has never built a house.

Jonathan had a heart defect, and efforts to fix it were complicated because his heart is upside down. There are also other symptoms he deals with on a daily basis because of the defect.

Make-a-Wish brought Jonathan and his family out from Missouri to Sacramento so he could board a train and drive it to Reno, Nevada.

Follow along below as Jonathan is given the royal treatment in Sacramento, boards an Amtrak train, and takes it over Donner Pass.

Learn more about Jonathan here

Watch a raw interview with this adorable 8-year-old here

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