Chef Lucas serving from a food truck

A Twin Cities boy turned his Make-A-Wish into the opportunity to help others

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Everybody knows Lucas Hobbs, even NBC News' Lester Holt.

"Well, that's exactly the choice granted to a 12-year-old boy from Minnesota. A fleet of food trucks, to feed as many doctors, patients, and staff."
 
Food trucks? But, how? And, why? It started in January 2015, when Lucas was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. 
 
Lucas has become actively involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The "Light the Night Walk" will be happenig on Saturday October 16 at the Depot and Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis. 
 
"It was the chemo that really put me down. It weakened my muscles and made me really grumpy," said Lucas Hobbs, now 13.
 
What made him happy, though, was helping others.
 
"He had that genie-in-a-bottle moment. Rub the bottle and get any wish on Earth, and to decide to give back is amazing," said Dr. Turner Berg from Massive Amounts of Good, a non-profit created to help promote other charitable organizations in the United States.
 
Through "Make-A-Wish," Lucas walked up into a food truck and served. He was thankful his cancer was in remission and for everyone who had helped him. But, that service was just an appetizer.
 
Lucas started the non-profit "Chef Lucas Food," and this summer, he fed over 1,000 people at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
He even had a song written about him by American Idol finalist Reed Grimm. It's 99 cents on iTunes & Google Play with half the proceeds going to "Chef Lucas Food."
 
"What's your goal?" asked Cory Hepola.
 
Hobbs said, "Our non-profit goal is to feed one hospital in every state in the United States."
 
"He's continuing that mission and really making it his life's work, which is weird to say about a 13-year-old," added Berg.
 
Want to support Chef Lucas Food? Here's a link to his new song, "Chef Lucas:"
https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1152737061?ls=1&app=itunes
 


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