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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Through the La. State Police Troop D Grant-A-Wish program, one Westlake boy's wish is about to come true.
Bowen Johnson, 7-years-old, was severely burned four years ago at the age of 3 in his home when the hot water heater exploded in the utility room.
Eighty-percent of Bowen's body was burned.
With help from Troop D, Bowen's wish to play in water will be granted. Through the program, Bowen and his family will get to go to an indoor water park in Texas. Staying indoors because of Bowen's sensitive skin.
On Wednesday, August 1, Bowen arrived to Chuck-E-Cheese in a limo with his close friends for a party.
"Oh he went crazy! He ran up to Chuck-E-Cheese and hugged him. You know, he had a great time. he was just very happy," Bowen's father Steven Johnson said.
Four years after the accident, Bowen is a normal 7-year-old and very social.
"[Bowen] loves Batman, Spiderman... Loves to dance, loves to play video games," Bowen's mother Eva Fortunato said.
In April of 2012, Bowen suffered a heart attack while at school.
"Everyday is a blessing. To know that this boy has gone through 21 painful surgeries, still laughs, plays, is just a normal little boy unfortunately who was burned and has a heart condition," Eva said.
To see reaction from Bowen and the party at Chuck-E-Cheese, check out the attached video.