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'Wish Man' dedicates life to making dreams come true

Frank Shankwitz, author of "Wish Man" and co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, appears on CW 14 Focus with Robert Hornacek (WCWF).

(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by a man who has dedicated his life to making people's dreams come true.

Frank Shankwitz, co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will appear on the show.

Shankwitz is a self-described cowboy and retired Arizona Highway Patrol officer. He is also the author of the book, Wish Man.

Click here for more information on Wish Man.

A movie based on the book is scheduled to be released in June 2019.

On the show, Shankwitz will talk about his life story, including how a young boy with leukemia and a dream changed his path.

"When this helicopter landed, I had never met this boy. I expected the paramedics to help him out. The door opens up, a little red pair of sneakers jumps out and just runs at that motorcycle. Hi, I'm Chris. This little boy has just a big grin. Can I get on your motorcycle? Yes, you can Chris," Shankwitz said. "He's laughing and giggling and I'm looking at his mother and she's crying. I didn't understand it at first. Then it dawned on me: she has her seven-year-old back. He's not laying in a hospital bed with IV tubes and that. He's running all around and having a great time."

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.