Fort Loramie boy’s wish is more than meets the eye

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – A ten year-old from Fort Loramie is getting his Hollywood dream come true.

Christopher Mader, diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, is a big Transformers fan.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the community decided to help bring the larger-than-life robots to Miami County.

Mader got a chance to ride in one of the vehicles used in the first Transformers movie.

It was more than glitz and glamour, though, for Mader’s family who are happy their son is living his dream.

“We’re not only excited about today but tomorrow he goes to muscular dystrophy camp,” said Brian Mader, Christopher’s father. “For him to be able to do that and spend time with peers that have the same difficulties as him is great.”

Christopher’s father said the family was overjoyed about how perfectly this weekend came together.

Mader got a police and “Autobot” escort and received the red carpet treatment as he went to see the new movie in theaters. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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