CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46)- A teenager had his dream come true Thursday night when he was named an honorary Navy SEAL.
B.J. Correll, 14, is at Levine Children's Hospital battling Leukemia. It's the second time he's had to fight the cancer in his young life.
His mother says B.J. wanted to become a SEAL ever since a middle school project.
A group made up of retired Navy SEALs formed an organization called SEAL Swim Charities. The group partnered with the hospital to honor B.J.
"He shows the character of what a SEAL would be like. He's very strong. He has gone through so much," said Stephen Brown with SEAL Swim Charities.
"He lives it every day, and throughout the struggles of the last 3 1/2 years," said Michelle Love, B.J.'s mother.
Love hopes that her son's story inspires others to support childhood cancer research to help other kids fighting a similar battle.
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