Young Boy Battling Chronic Illness Becomes an Airman for the Day!

October 15, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

These photos absolutely made our day! A young boy who is a part of Stone’s Buddies – a program designed to provide support to chronically ill patients at Oishei Children’s Hospital and their families – had an amazing day with some very special heroes!

Barrett Jaworski became honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski for a day. And it was awesome!!!  Check out the photos – courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

 

Capt. Chris Pike, 328th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, does a preflight check on a KC-135R Stratotanker with honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on October 11, 2018.

Honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski (bottom of steps) along with mom, dad and some members of the 914th Air Refueling WIng pose for a group photo in front of a KC-135R Stratotanker at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on October 11, 2018.

 

Honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski poses for a photo in front of crash fire truck C-4 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on October 11, 2018.

Col. Mark Larson, 914th Air Refueling Wing commander, swears in honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. October 11, 2018. Looking on are proud parents Keith and Allison Jaworski.

Capt. Chris Pike, 328th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, does a preflight check on a KC-135R Stratotanker with honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on October 11, 2018.

 

Senior Airman Charles Meagher lll, 328th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, explains what he does on a KC-135R Stratotanker to honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on October 11, 2018.

 

Way to go Airman Barrett!!! 🙂

 

(U.S. Air Force photos by Peter Borys)

 

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Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.

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