Very cool story from Wisconsin, where an 11-year-old girl waiting on a heart/liver transplant got the chance to go on a dream black bear hunt.

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Bear hunting season is slowly coming to a close in Wisconsin. One girl from Stetsonville took advantage of it, killing a 335 pound bear. But this wasn’t any ordinary hunt. Kaitlynn Bessette is only 11 years old. Bear hunting has always been her dream, and she’s not letting her disability get in the way. A non-profit organization made it possible for kids with disabilities like Kaitlynn to hit the outdoors. Making her dream, a reality. “I felt thankful, like really thankful I shot a bear,” said Kaitlynn. Kaitlynn was diagnosed with Tricuspid atresia when she was born, causing her to need a heart and liver transplant. She’s still waiting for that, but it hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves most. “I’m interested in hunting and fishing,” said Kaitlynn.

According to the story, Kaitlynn’s hunt was provided by the United Special Sportsman Alliance, which helps children with disabilities achieve dream goals. I’d say this one was achieved. Way to go, Kaitlynn!

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