6-year-old boy gets to be zookeeper for a day


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A 6-year-old boy gets the birthday gift of a lifetime.

Isaac Stevens wants to be a Zookeeper when he grows up. Today, he achieved that goal decades early.

In a moment's time, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium made his wildest dream come true.

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Isaac got a backstage pass to see and touch baby cheetahs, penguins and more.

"It's amazing. just getting to see his eyes light up and just the excitement that when he is excited you can just see it in his whole body," Belinda Stevens said. "His whole body shakes."

It's a stark difference from just a few years ago when that same little body was wrapped in tubes. Isaac had to have a heart transplant at just three months old.

"He is our little miracle child," Stevens said. "He was born with multiple congenital heart defects."

But, Isaac fought and persevered. Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation, he's the happiest little boy in Columbus.