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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Boy, 7, with congenital heart disease becomes first person on Saturn, thanks to virtual reality (video)

A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart disease has become the first person to visit Saturn. This was made possible thanks to virtual reality. Zayden Wright's experience in outer space was recorded, and watching the video is so heartwarming it brings tears to one's eyes. His excitement at having his dream come true was infectious.
Zayden Wright was diagnosed with three different heart defects just days after he was born prematurely in an emergency C-section. Since then, he has had three open heart surgeries and regular doctor’s appointments. In between hospital visits and treatment, Zayden is just like every other young boy with dreams and for him, his biggest dream was always to visit outer space.
"He’s fascinated with the stars and planets and astronauts,” his mom, Shonda Wright, told “It was always the sky. As a little boy, he’ll look up at the sky and say, ‘Let’s make a wish.'"
And his wish, though seemingly impossible, was made possible by Make-A-Wish Foundation. It all started when Wright had a conversation with her son to find out what he thinks space would look like. Unknown to the boy, his mother recorded his entire vision and sent the tape to a team, which included a former astronaut, who would redesign space in virtual reality in accordance of what the boy wanted to see, including the little green alien that would wave to him from a passing planet, and the red spaceship he would travel in.

After nearly a year of planning, the day finally came when Zayden was invited to put on his space suit, strap into a model rocket, put on his VR headset, and explore space.
“That day when they revealed his mission, he cried tears of joy for the first time ever,” Wright said. “He created his way of going out there. My son’s imagination got him there. Zayden was the one who kept us strong. Zayden keeps smiling.”
Zayden will never be able to participate in sports because of his heart condition, though surgery has made him better. Hence, his mother sees his journey to space as a big trophy for her son.

Below is the video..


SisterSledge said...

White pple and their heart of gold. And other race wonder why they go far in dis world

NaijaDeltaBabe said...


... Merited happiness

Unknown said...

What an excellent boy

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Anonymous said...

So touching....eyes filled with tears

Jackie said...

so heartwarming. white people can very generous sometimes. forget the whole racism thing it doesn't affect all of them. the biggest charities and donors are usually white people. lovely video.

Anonymous said...

I swear

Unknown said...

Lucky kid!

Unknown said...

This is like the best wish I've ever seen come true for a little kid . The organizers did a great job

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder why Whites were wired so differently from us. GOD a beg give the black race some of these golden attributes...

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Vic said...

Nigerians and our comments sometimes....Now people are mentioning race in this...nawa o..I bow for una....South Africa as well as Saudi Arabia(middle east) are also carrying out intense research as well as study experiments on Virtual reality and also 3D printing for building rockets. It's definitely one of the beauties of 3D virtual reality but to mention race/skin colour in this inspiring story is just sad to imagine, despite the fact NASA also has black, and Asian employees as well.

Unknown said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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