Fourteen-year-old Luke grew up with a passion for fishing. However, because of his end-stage renal disease, he often has to settle for watching others reel in the catch on television sports shows. So, the tenacious teen and avid angler had only one wish, to star in an episode of his favorite show Bass2Billfish with Peter Miller and bask in the joys of a once-in-a-lifetime fishing adventure.
Luke and his mother Kirsten jetted off to Captiva Island and the blue-green waters of Florida’s southwest coast to join Peter and his crew. As the cameras rolled, they excitedly snagged snook, barracuda, goliath grouper, and Luke’s favorite, redfish during an action packed two-day excursion that had the junior fisherman squealing with delight.
Luke’s time in the spotlight helped him regain strength and hope for his journey, providing bright memories that he’ll treasure for a lifetime. In fact, Luke’s wish was so full of shining moments, the Bass2Billfish team featured him on not one, but two episodes – be sure to watch parts one and two below!
Watch Part 1
Watch Part 2