Greece, N.Y. - Adam Turner was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 11.
He now receives chemotherapy once a month and though he has lost his hair several times and is sometimes weak, he finds joy in music.
So when Muddy's Buddies contacted the 13-year-old and asked him what would be his dream activity. He told them he wanted to play in the Greece Olympia Jazz Band.
He's a 7th grader. That's a high school band. But that didn't matter. The Olympia Jazz Band adopted Adam and found he was so talented, he could play several instruments.
Together, Adam and the Jazz band play beautiful music.
Band Director Jeff Greene says he has never done anything like this before but says it's one of the most rewarding experiences both for him and band members.
Adam's mother Michele says her son has embraced his journey in life and his struggle with cancer and gotten through it because of his love for music.
Stephen Lawrence and his family founded Muddy's Buddies in honor of their brother John. His nickname was Muddy.
When John was dying of cancer he told his family he wanted his legacy to be a program that would give sick children an outlet. A chance to realize their dream sport or activity.
The program has also paired 8-year-old Zechariah Merrell with both the Byron-Bergen track and volleyball teams.
Schools adopt Muddy's Buddies and take them under their wing.
So far a dozen buddies have been "adopted" by their high schools.
Adam will get a chance to play with the Jazz Band at the Lilac Festival on May 18th at 1 p.m. on the big stage.
This is part of his bigger dream to become a teacher, and share his love of music with his students.