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Nintendo dreams come true for Winnipeg boy

Dream Factory makes dream come true

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aim�, Shea Sparling ,and Shea’s older brother Declan at the Nintendo headquarters in Seattle

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aim�, Shea Sparling ,and Shea’s older brother Declan at the Nintendo headquarters in Seattle

A 10-year-old boy living with a life-threatening condition recently had is Nintendo dreams come true thanks to the Dream Factory.

Shea Sparling lives with polyarteritis nodosa and his dream was to visit Nintendo headquarters in Seattle and meet his hero Reggie Fils-Aimé, the president of Nintendo of America.

“When we met with Shea about his dream, it was so wonderful and adorable because he was so specific about what he would like to do for his dream,” said Grace Thomson, executive director of the Dream Factory.

Shea’s family was grateful for the opportunity.

“We had so much fun,” said Shea’s mother, Carole Dufault, “They had signs welcoming us and we went on a tour of the building. We met with Reggie and the kids even played a game of Mario Kart with him.

“He was so gracious and relaxed and spent time chatting with Shea, answering his questions.”

The Dream Factory is a Manitoba-based charitable organization dedicated to fulfilling dreams for kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

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