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Many hopeful Mother Lode residents turned out to try out for the new reality show Wishes on Tuesday evening.

One of the hopefuls was David Guldner, a familiar face and voice to KVML News and He said his wish was for the man who saved his life, Taj Matney: “For Taj and his family to own their own home. He had a three-day-old baby when he climbed into the fire of my truck and pulled me out. And I´ll never forget that, ever,” he vowed.

Guldner says he´s become friends with Matney and his recovery is going well.

“The leg they were going to cut off, I got to keep. I went from wheelchair, to walker, to crutches, and here I am, walking and driving,” Guldner said proudly.

“And we made some new friends,” offered Guldner´s wife.

As for the other wishes put before producers last night…

Young Emily said, “My mom´s asking for a wish for my brother´s babysitter, because she´s been a good person and she has seven kids of her own, and she takes a lot of care of kids.”

One veteran said his wish would actually benefit other veterans.

“I´m trying to get a van to transport veterans around. We need one with a wheelchair lift, and a lot of veterans can´t get there because they can´t drive at night.”

The casting call took place at the Best Western Sonora Oaks.