Making a Dream Come True at Heartland Museum

Henry, Josie, Travis and Nick Wenning on the platform of Big Bud.

Travis Wenning is six years old, and already knows more about tractors than some adults. Travis is a huge fan of Big Bud, known as the largest farm tractor in the world. However, Travis is battling a non-Hodgkins’ Lymphoma known as Burkitt Lymphoma.

Diagnosed in December of 2017, Travis’ family quickly learned that he is in the 10% of patients who do not respond to chemotherapy. Travis is undergoing some new investigational drugs, which appear to make a difference for him.

Travis’s dad, Nick Wenning, called the Heartland Museum on Saturday the 28th of July. Was Big Bud available to see and did Clarion have an airport and a car, were his questions. Melody Lager, Events Coordinator at the museum was able to assure him that Clarion could take care of all of that! Plans were arranged for a family friend of the Wennings to fly the family in from their home in Greensburg, IN on Tuesday, July 31.

Heartland Museum quickly made arrangements for this special wish.

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