Meet six year old Dorian Layton of Casper, Wyoming.
Dorian was diagnosed with brain cancer at 15 months old. A recent battle with the illness again forced him to spend Christmas at the Wyoming Medical Center. Instead of feeling bad for himself, he used his Christmas money to buy gifts for the other patients. His kindness wasn't limited to the hospital either. Layton has helped raise thousands of dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and purchased treats and toys for the Casper Metro Animal Shelter.
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Dorian's tumor has reached a point it has become inoperable and untreatable. He has written a bucket list of things he wants to accomplish in his lifetime.
My name is Dorian Layton, but my family and friends call me Ninja Dorian. I am a Make-A-Wish kid and I am also a cancer kid. I have a brain tumor, but I am not afraid. Ninjas are BRAVE! One day, I will go to sleep and not wake up, but people shouldn’t be sad about that because Heaven is an alright place. I know the reason I am here. I am supposed to help people be happy and tell them that they shouldn’t be scared.
If you can help Dorian's bucket list or have any suggestions, please contact our Casper sister station here.
1. Ride in a speedboat
2. Be in a parade
3. Learn to Ninja fight
4. Learn to Ninja climb
5. Get a skateboard and go skateboarding
6. Go snowboarding
7. Get guitar lessons
8. Meet the Chief of Police
9. Build a snowman
10.Go to the monster truck show with uncle Kenneth and Uncle Bubby and ride in a monster truck
11.Ride on a motorcycle
12.Go for a ride in a police car
13.Learn to be a chef
14.Go to a race car race
15.Milk a cow
16.Go camping with a bonfire
18.Go to Jackson Hole and see the biggest mountains in wyoming
19. Go to Yellowstone National Park
20.Go on a sleigh ride at the elk refuge
21.Ride the skilift in Teton Village
22.Eat a real icesicle
23.See a waterfall up close
24.Make a real book
25.Learn to play the drums
26.Go to a real castle
27.Get a wooden ninja sword
28.Be in 4-H with an animal
29.Ride a 4 wheeler
30.Go shooting with Uncle Kevin
31.Make a snow fort
32.Ride in an airplane
33.Go tornado chasing and see a tornado
34.Meet a real superhero
35.Have a real birthday party with a big cake and lots of other kids there.
36.Live in a house wiith my own bedroom instead of this camp trailer
37.Get a husky dog and name it Casper the Ghost. I will take very good care of it
38.Raise $5,000 for Make-A-Wish with Santa Letters. I have raised $1,490.00 so far. So please fill out a Macy’s Santa Letter next Christmas time
39.Have a Smashing Walnuts Event @ the cancer center in Casper
40.Make tissue paper flowers for all cancer kids and the kind people who help us kids
41.March on Washington for cancer kids like me
42.Meet Gabriella Miller’s family in person and give them a big hug.