It took John Polcyn 15 years, but a recent trip to Maumee Bay State Park to search the area with his metal detector yielded his most cherished find ever.
When he dug a few inches into the dirt and found a memory card from a camera, it seemed like a relatively routine thing. He planned to use the card in his own camera when he went on vacation.
Then he plugged it into his computer, looked more closely, and realized he had something far more precious -- at least to one local family.
The card -- filled with 458 pictures of a young boy and his family on vacations and holidays, including a Disney cruise, a monster truck show, and Christmas activities -- were the keepsake memories of a young boy battling a lifelong congenital heart defect who was able to participate in the Make-A-Wish Foundation program.