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Six-year-old Noah Saddles Up for Cowboy Wish

Noah becomes a cowboy

Yee-haw! When it comes to movies and TV shows, Noah, 6, diagnosed with medulloblastoma, loves watching cowboys, especially Woody on Toy Story and the Cartwrights on Bonanza.  So for his wish, Noah was transformed into a cowboy at Oak Hill Farms in Elizabeth, PA. His first stop was the outfitters shop where he learned how to dress like a cowboy. Next, he learned the trade with rope tricks and lassoing. And, of course, no cowboy is complete without his horse, so he learned how to ride like a cowboy. Noah’s wish concluded with a Blue Bunny Ice Cream social and celebration to share this special day with his family and friends. 

Noah’s wish is part of a national effort by Wells, makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, to help Make-A-Wish grant 100 wishes in honor of Wells’ centennial year. It’s Wells’ 100th birthday wish-come-true that 100 kids with life-threatening medical conditions have their wishes granted. Wish-granting events are taking place across the country, each celebrated and captured on 

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  • Cowboy Noah sports a big smile

  • Noah and family arrive at the Oak Hill Farm

  • Noah receives his special cowboy hat

  • Noah dressed like a real cowboy

  • Cowboys Noah and Howard are ready for a day out on the range

  • Noah looks up at Cowboy Howard

  • Cowboy closeup

  • Trail rider Howard Anderson shows Noah how to lasso

  • Lassoing one of Noah's family members

  • Horse trainer Amy Pritchard of Jefferson Hills introduces Noah to Taylor

  • Noah mounts the horse

  • Ride 'em, cowboy!

  • Cowboy school graduation party tent

  • Family and friends help Noah celebrate his wish

  • Noah is ready for a Blue Bunny ice cream treat

  • Blue Bunny rep with Noah and his sister

  • Noah and mom

  • Noah and dad

  • Noah enjoying a Blue Bunny popsicle

  • Cowboys Howard and Noah with Noah's sister and Make-A-Wish staff Donna and Dana

Aug 06, 2013

Media Coverage of Noah's Cowboy Wish

WTAE's Mike Clark tells Cowboy Noah's story


Boy, 6, has wish come true at 'Cowboy School'

August 06, 2013

Dave Crawley reports on Noah's cowboy wish


Make-A-Wish Helps Local Boy Become Cowboy For A Day

August 06, 2013

Trib Total Media covers Noah's cowboy wish

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/McKeesport Daily News

Carroll Township boy makes a wish, becomes a cowboy in Elizabeth

August 07, 2013

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