Senator Gary Peters Helps Grant Teen’s Wish To Be A Senator For A Day
Senator Gary Peters partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant a Michigan boy’s wish to be a U.S. Senator for a day.
18 year-old Thomas Stephenson has a congenital cardiac condition and joined Peters for a day on capitol hill.
Peters says the teen first discovered his passion for politics when he was eight years old and his grandmother took him to Washington, DC to meet with legislators from Michigan.
The senator for a day began by meeting with Michigan constituents during Coffee with Gary, a weekly constituent meeting hosted in Peters’ office.
According to Peters, the 18 year-old is passionate about health care and higher education issues, and joined the senator for a discussion on college affordability.
Later in the day, Peters and Stephenson conducted interviews with media to discuss the Make-A-Wish experience and delivered a speech from the Senate floor.
Stephenson says “it was a dream come true to spend the day serving as a U.S. Senator.”
He continued, saying his “generation faces a number of economic challenges, and -he- was thrilled to be able to discuss issues… with Senators and media throughout the day.”