Double lung recipient's bucket list? Meeting Hulk Hogan
MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -
So what would your bucket list consist of?
One Mid-Michigan man's dream is about to come true - thanks to a professional wrestler who has captivated young and old alike ever since stepping into the squared circle back in the 1980s.
Jason Hafelein, 33, of Midland, will be meeting Hulk Hogan as part of his bucket list trip. Hafelein, whose body is rejecting a recent double lung transplant, has been working on meeting the 12-time world champion for several years.
Hafelein's plans to meet Hulk Hogan were briefly put on hold after learning he would not be able to fly to Florida due to cabin pressure changing during flight.
It wasn't long until Hafelein's respiratory therapist, Carrie Hennig, came to the rescue. Hennig and her sister volunteered to drive Hafelien and his wife more than 1,300 miles one-way to help complete Hafelein's lifelong dream of meeting Hogan.
"It's going to be an adventure for all of us," Henning said. "But mostly for this wonderful couple who has never been down (despite) everything they've been given in life."
Hafelein's bucket list trip will also include stops to the Jim Beam Distillery, Coco Beach, FL, Disney Studios, Cape Kennedy and ride in the original General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.
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