Winnipeg Boy with Leukemia Drives Away with a Dream

Isaiah Toews
Isaiah Toews, 3, sits behind the wheel of his new motorized Jeep courtesy of the Dream Factory as Winnipeg police Const. Shaun Chornley presents him with the keys on Friday, July 19, 2013. (THE DREAM FACTORY)

A three-year-old Winnipeg boy battling leukemia was all smiles on Friday when he was granted a wish by the Dream Factory.

Isaiah Toews received the keys to his battery-operated toy Jeep at St. Vital Park and put the pedal to the metal. But before he did, Winnipeg police Const. Shaun Chornley gave him a few pieces of safe driving advice.

“This little boy has already been poked, prodded and injected so many times,” said Isaiah’s grandfather, Chris Toews. “He now trusts absolutely no one in a white coat.”

The Dream Factory (formerly the Rainbow Society), has granted more than 570 dreams to children since 1983.

“We are so excited that we can make this dream come true for Isaiah,” said Dream Factory executive director Grace Thomson. “It gives the family a positive focus during a very difficult time, and the simplicity of Isaiah’s dream is so touching. It truly is a child’s dream.”