Girl, 11, Takes Down 335-POUND BEAR On Hunting Trip As She Waits For HEART AND LIVER TRANSPLANT
(iWIDK By Nina Hoffman) - 11-year-old Kaitlynn Bessette, currently waiting for a heart and liver transplant, described hunting and killing a 335-pound bear as “a dream come true.”
Kaitlynn was diagnosed with tricuspid atreisa, a congenital heart disease, when she was born.
Her condition forces the pre-teen to require organ transplants to survive.
The United Sportsman Alliance, which grants make-a-wish style dreams to young children, took Kaitlynn on the hunting trip in Junction City, Wisconsin, although she assumed she’d come back empty handed.
She told WAOW, “I was thinking I was not going to see anything and I’d have to go another day.”
Instead, she spotted the black bear in her scope, took aim, and with one shot to the heart had her prize.
Her mother said the family plans to mount the bear in the family home in order to keep the memory alive.