February 12, 2016

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Local cancer patient, 9, to visit ‘Harry Potter’ cast

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 15, 2003

Nine-year-old Dylan Esteep read his way into a dream.

Dylan will fly with his parents to London Saturday to meet the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban.

The Lexington Dream Factory, an organization which grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases, planned the all-expenses-paid trip.

Terry Hagan, director of the Dream Factory procurement committee, said this is the first time the organization has sent a child overseas. But it is due entirely to the nature of the dream because the film is made in England, he said.

“We get dream request forms from the doctors and then we’ll give it our best shot,” Hagan said.