STOCKTON, Calif. — A 6-year-old boy had his wish of becoming a UPS delivery man granted on Thursday when he got to deliver a little hope to the city of Stockton.
Mateo Toscano was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2017 when he was just a toddler. He endured years of chemotherapy, but has completed his treatments and has responded well to his in-home physical therapy.
During the stay-at-home orders, Mateo became friends with different delivery drivers that would frequent his neighborhood. When he was asked what he wished for from his local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter, Mateo said he wanted to be a delivery person just like his new lockdown buddies.
After hearing about Mateo’s wish, the United Parcel Service (UPS) did not hesitate. They even created a Mateo-sized replica of a UPS delivery truck – and his own delivery route – so he could make his special deliveries at an event in downtown Stockton on Thursday, May 6.
The foundation told Mateo the good news at a ceremony at the Macy’s in Stockton on April 21. At the event, delivery driver Dave Cundari drove up to show Mateo the work being done on his very own mini-UPS truck, give him a custom-made uniform, and helped him pick out gifts to deliver to his mom and grandma during his “shift” on May 6.
Stockton boy, 6, becomes UPS driver as part of Make-A-Wish event
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