How Lucky Are WE?!


Mike InouyeThe other day we told you about a young man named Wayne Hester from Georgia. He is battling Osteosarcoma (a form of bone cancer) and is in the Bay Area thanks to the “Make a Wish Foundation.”

For those of you who’ve not heard of this organization, their mission is stated as:

“We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”

Wayne’s wish?

…to see the Golden Gate Bridge.

Over the course of any given morning, I may show our live camera on that bridge four or five times. Weather permitting, Chopper 11 may show us the bridge from a few other angles. Thousands of commuters grudgingly pass over it en route to or from work every day.

We complain about the delays over that bridge, the fog around that bridge, the rain and snow on and near that bridge. We’ve probably even complained about them all on the same day. (Remember last month?)

Wayne’s wish is simply to see this bridge.

How lucky are WE?!

We can see this bridge every day. It’s not just the Golden Gate Bridge, though.

It’s the breathtaking beauty of the Marin Headlands from southbound 101.

It’s the other-worldly windmill farms thru the Altamont Pass.

It’s the view of the traditionally eclectic San Francisco skyline from the Eastshore Freeway.

Just something to think about the next time you’re grumbling about being stuck in traffic.

Mike Inouye
NBC11 Traffic Anchor


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