Left Image - Terminally ill six-year-old Jacob Butierries sits at the helm of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush with the support of his father Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries during a tour of the ship in Honolulu December 23, 2014.
Right Image - Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries, his wife Lori, daughter Abby and son Jacob stand in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush in Honolulu December 23, 2014, following a tour of the cutter.
Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was four months old and was given between four months and one year to live. His longtime wish was to see the Rush where his grandfather served as the engineering officer.
U.S. Coast Guard photos by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson / Combined image by USA Patriotism!
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