Boy who beat cancer goes to dude ranch thanks to Make-A-Wish

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GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A 9-year-old who battled cancer will get to go on the trip of a lifetime and live out his dream to spend time with a dream cowboy.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with PTL Stables in Glendale and Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson to make this happen.

William Young has battled lymphoma for the past two years.

"He lost all his hair everything, but his one big wish was to keep his cowboy hat on through the whole thing and really be tough, and he did," his mom, Catherine Young said. 

At his check-up in February, the doctor said he is cancer-free. And to celebrate, the Make-A-Wish foundation is sending William, his 12 siblings, and parents to the Tanque Verde Ranch for a week. 

"It was hard, it was very difficult to be closed up in a hospital when all your family is walking away," Catherine Young said. "Not only William went through it, but the whole family went through. We got the diagnosis on my second-oldest daughter's birthday, and she was turning 17, and to get that news that your brother might be dying, it was very hard. And  the whole family had to stick together and support each other."

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