ESCUINTLA, Guatemala — The Make-A-Wish Foundation has caused some controversy this week, as they recently let a young Twisted Metal fan steer an ice cream truck into a river of lava.
“Oh my, this is just like that video game that he plays so much,” said Holly Connor, referencing her critically ill son who plays 1996’s Twisted Metal 2 almost daily. “I’m not sure why Ashton loves that game so much, but it’s his favorite thing in the world. This is so special, what they’ve done for him. And to paint that ice cream truck to look just like Sweet Tooth’s, that is just a perfect touch.”
“Is my son going to be okay?” she added, watching the ice cream truck submerge into the lava.
The nonprofit organization, which helps fulfill wishes of children with critical illnesses, sprang into action, and a helicopter crew rescued the boy from the smoldering ice cream truck before it disintegrated entirely, the boy’s wish of playing Twisted Metal in real life having been achieved
“I wanna go again!” said young Ashton, after all crew and spectators had been escorted away from the volcanic area. “That was just like in the game! They let me run over a guy on a motorcycle!”
Many questioned if the good intentions of the Make-A-Wish Foundation had gone too far in recreating gameplay from the iconic vehicular combat game.
“Look, meeting John Cena or running around on an NBA court, I get that,” said Troy Gandy, Ashton’s stepfather, who thought the whole trip to Guatemala was a little much. “But they’re letting kids fulfill fantasies from violent video games now? What happens when a kid asks them for a bazooka or something? I don’t really want to be in town when a kid that likes Fornite is Make-A-Wishing, you know what I mean?”
As of press time, the Make-A-Wish Foundation had worried many residents of Los Angeles by beginning to construct a series of ramps on the city’s rooftops.