BART and Make-A-Wish Foundation Grant Local Boy His Wish

By Melissa Jordan

BART Senior Web Producer

Austin James made a wish for something hundreds of thousands of people take for granted every day.

The 13-year-old boy from San Pablo, who has serious medical conditions and uses a wheelchair, longed to ride a BART train. "This is his joy,' said Virginia D. Thomas, who assists Austin at school, and is known to all as  "Ms. Nisey" (pronounced "Neesy," a nickname for her middle name, Denise).

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