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Better grab a box of tissues for this story. Owain Weinert is 9-years-old and has Leukemia, cancer of the white blood cells. When he enrolled in the Make-A-Wish program his wish was to create his very own video game. Today we're getting word that PopCap Games stepped up to fulfill the request and has created Allied Star Police which was designed by Weinert.
The game is said to be something like a real-time strategy game, and will be released for purchase on the App Store eventually, though it's not quite ready. When it's released, all proceeds will be donated directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Weinert has been visiting PopCap games regularly to help helm the production.
A local TV station was on-hand to tape the launch party that PopCap threw for Weinert and his friends. At the party, they presented him with his very own iPad with the game pre-installed, along with a copious assortment of pizza and cake.
In the video below, Weinert's mother describes this as a "high point" after loads of time in the hospital receiving treatments for his condition. Owain himself describes the experience saying, "It's awesome. I can't even think of something that could beat this."
We'll be sure to keep an eye out for Allied Star Police when it releases on the App Store. In the mean time, if you've got some extra cash laying around, you should definitely consider a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and/or some of PopCap's awesome stable of games. Clearly they're both doing amazing work.