Students help grant Michiana man’s dying wish

Students at area schools are helping a Michiana man fulfill his dying wish.

William Morton Sr. grew up in Michigan and now lives in Springfield, Illinois, where he is on hospice care. He’s terminally ill and only has a few months to live.

His nurses encouraged him to apply to the Dream Foundation, which grants wishes to sick adults.

Morton Sr. wanted children to learn about boats similar to the ones he watched float across Lake Michigan growing up. Now, that wish is being granted.

“His final wish was a book named ‘Mail by the Pail’ would be reread to children all over the Midwest, perhaps all over the country,” said his son and John Glenn High School Principal William Morton Jr.

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