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Boy becomes pirate at LI Maritime Pirate Festival

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, had his wish

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, had his wish to be a pirate for a day granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County on Saturday. He spent the day at the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival. (June 15, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

The Long Island Maritime Museum hosted its annual Pirate Festival on June 15 and 16 with a special twist. On Saturday, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County teamed up with the museum to grant cancer survivor Jessie Olmedo's wish to become a pirate.

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, had his wish
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, had his wish come true Saturday when he got to be a pirate for the day at the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival. He led pirates on a hunt for buried treasure, participated in pirate shows and took his first sailboat ride. (June 15, 2013)

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, left, had his
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, left, had his wish to be a pirate for a day granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County on Saturday. He spent the day at the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival with clockwise from top center, his mom, Marcela Olmedo, aunt Dulce Montellano, and sister Dalia Olmedo. (June 15, 2013)

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, poses with Valhalla's
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, poses with Valhalla's Pirates after he participates in their show at the Long Island Maritime Museum Pirate Festival in West Sayville. (June 15, 2013)

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, fights for buried
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, fights for buried treasure at the Long Island Maritime Museum Pirate Festival in West Sayville on Saturday. (June 15, 2013)

In addition to getting to be a pirate
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

In addition to getting to be a pirate for the day, Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, was surprised at the Long Island Maritime Museum Pirate Festival with a treasure chest full of toys and a wooden pirate ship playground set. The Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with the museum to make his wish come true after his two-year battle with cancer. (June 15, 2013)

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, checks out treasures
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, checks out treasures with other pirates during a show at the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival. (June 15, 2013)

Jessie Olmedo, center, in brown pirate outfit, of
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, center, in brown pirate outfit, of Medford, watches as pirates search for buried treasure Saturday at the Long Island Maritime Museum's annual Pirate Festival. (June 15, 2013)

Jessie Olmedo, of Medford, center, had his wish
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, of Medford, center, had his wish to be a pirate for a day granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County on Saturday when he spent the day at the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival. At the end of the day, he got to enjoy his first sailboat ride with his family and some new mates. (June 15, 2013)

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, had his wish
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Jessie Olmedo, 6, of Medford, had his wish to be a pirate for a day granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County on Saturday. He spent the day at the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival. (June 15, 2013)

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