Massachusetts boy celebrating birthday, organ transplant anniversary gets phone call from International Space Station

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Boy receives special phone call from International Space Station
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A Massachusetts boy, who's celebrating two milestones, received a special call from space.

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's a special week for a boy from Lowell, Massachusetts who got an out-of-this world surprise.

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Not only did Lucas St. Onge turn 9 years old on Thursday, he's also celebrating four years since he survived a multiple-organ transplant.

Lucas had always dreamed of meeting an astronaut.

On Thursday, he got his wish.

He received a phone call from the International Space Station. Capt. Chris Cassidy was on the other end of the line and wished Lucas a happy birthday.