Hunter Coffman was presented with a beagle puppy as his Make-A-Wish Foundation wish on June 19. Photo by Kayse Angel, Covington Reporter

Surprise of a lifetime for Black Diamond boy

Since 1980 the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to children all over the United States.

In the Black Diamond area, a little boy named Hunter Coffman, age 3, was granted the wish of a puppy.

Not just any puppy though, a puppy who looks like “a Snoopy dog” from the “Peanuts” comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz.

Hunter’s original wish was to go to Disney World, but his brain cancer returned, making the trip impossible.

The Make-A-Wish volunteer, who has been helping Hunter, went above and beyond to make his second wish come true.

On June 19, Traci Bozlinski, the volunteer, flew to Phoenix to get the last beagle puppy in the litter. This was the closest state where the foundation could find a pure-bred beagle who resembled Snoopy.

That same day at about 6 p.m. Bozlinski took the puppy, named Scout, to Hunter at his grandparent’s home.

When Hunter saw his new puppy he was overjoyed. He and his older brother, Chase Coffman, played with Scout the rest of the night while Hunter shouted, “I have a puppy!”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation began in the early 1980s in Arizona for 7-year-old Chris Greicius, who was dying of leukemia. According to the foundation website, Chris became Arizona’s first and only honorary Department of Public Safety officer. Chris wanted to be a police officer “to catch bad guys.”

More in News

Jeter returns to Bonney Lake as police chief

The city has grown since he left 13 years ago, but Bryan Jeter says he’s ready for the challenge.

Cross-country cyclists make first stop in Enumclaw

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members from all around the country stopped at Ashley House on their first stop on the Journey of Hope tour.

Staying involved helped one man out of homelessness, and empower others | Public Health Insider

Having a cause and advocating for others helped Greg Francis leave homelessness behind.

Wyatt Hodder same in third in one of this year’s tree climbing competitions. Photo by Ashley Britschgi
Junior Show attracts 142 competitors, here are the winners

Make sure you don’t miss the big event next weekend.

City shifts approach on downtown property plans

The Enumclaw City Council decided to seek “letters of interest” from potential developers instead of a traditional Request for Proposals.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

Bonney Lake High School graduation 2018 | Slideshow

Check out the Panthers in their cap and gowns getting ready for life’s next challenges.

Programs come together for benefit of White River graduates

Check out which Hornets were honored during the 2018 graduation.

Enumclaw Health and Rehab offers free nursing training

The next round of classes starts Monday, June 26, and runs through July 24.

Most Read