How an 8-Year-Old Became a Yosemite Park Ranger

In the summer of 2014, eight-year-old Gabriel Lavan-Ying had one big wish: to become a park ranger. Gabriel has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare and sometimes life-threatening disorder that affects the strength of the skin and joints (and, in Gabriel's case, the heart and blood vessel walls). Make-A-Wish partnered with the U.S. National Park Service to make Gabriel's dream a reality. In this touching short, Gabriel fights a forest fire, helps rescue a stranded hiker, and takes an oath to become Yosemite's youngest park ranger.

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