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10-year-old with brain cancer gets John Deere wish granted

Ten-year-old Landon Martin was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago. 

A year after radiation and chemotherapy, the tumor came back and he's been in and out of treatment since then. 

He recently got a chance to fulfill his dream with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and John Deere. 

When Landon was asked to name one place he wanted to go, he said the John Deere factory. His father, Jason Mason, said he wasn't surprised. 

"His granddaddy works at a John Deere dealer here so you know he's always been John Deere crazy," Mason said. 

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Landon and his family got on a plane and flew all the way from Virginia to Iowa. 

With a warm welcome from staff, they got a full tour of the John Deere tractor cab assembly operation, meeting employees and learning how his favorite toy is made. 

"He's been riding a tractor for as long as I can remember," Mason said. 

Landon even got on a tractor again, which is something he hasn't been able to do in awhile. 

"We had a great time, everybody we met up there, they're great people and it was kind of like we knew them forever, like our whole life you know. There were no strangers there," Mason said. "We kind of just want to thank everybody Make a Wish and John Deere we had a great time. It's great that people come together and do great things for people who are having a rough go in life."

Before Landon could leave, the people of John Deere made sure to give him his own sign engraved with his name, making this a lasting wish. 

Mason said, "A smile means a whole lot to us. There's good days and bad days but every day and every moment we can spend together is a good day in my book."