Ailing El Centro teen has Disney World wish granted

Nicolas Ruiz, 17, of El Centro, (center) smiles as he’s surrounded by family and supporters who revealed that his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation to visit Disney World was granted on Feb. 17 at Kotori in Imperial. COURTESY PHOTO

IMPERIAL — Nicolas Ruiz walked into Kotori Japanese Food here on the afternoon of Feb. 17 expecting the usual.

Already, the 17-year-old El Centro resident had his order in mind: A plate of salmon rolls and garlic fish — his usual, favorite dish.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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