Tampa veteran battling cancer granted wish of making one more snow angel

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TAMPA (WFLA) — It snowed on Christmas Eve in Tampa for a 76-year-old veteran battling stage 4 cancer with one last wish.

Albert Septien was brought to tears as he got to live out his life-long dream of once again making a snow angel, as he did as a kid in Connecticut.

Around Thanksgiving, Septien found out his cancer had gotten worse. His cousin, Jose Maestre, asked him what his biggest wish was. Septien told him it was to make a snow angel again.

“To feel the coldness, all of that, it was really good,” Septien said. “I was soaked, even to my underwear but it was great.”

“This may be his last Christmas with us and I wanted to make sure I could fulfill his wish,” Maestre said.

And they did.


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