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Nate,18, I wish to go on an RV road trip
Nate,18, I wish to go on an RV road trip
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Mr. Wish Kid Nate
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129 percent of goal achieved.
$51,441.00 raised
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With just a few months left of my sophomore year of high school, I received the devastating diagnosis that changed my life – acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I went from playing French horn in the concert band, being actively involved in Boy Scouts and participating in my high school drama club, to not attending school for a year while I endured chemotherapy, radiation, a bone marrow transplant, and being isolated from others because of a weakened immune system.

Most of all, I missed being healthy.

I submitted a referral online and learned that I would be granted a wish. My focus soon shifted from hospital visits, treatments and medications, to planning, dreaming and anticipating a wish. After much thought and research, I selected going on an RV road trip in California for my wish. I thought exploring national parks would be a special trip that everyone in my family would really value and enjoy.

I want people to know how amazing Make-A-Wish is and how important a game-changing wish is for people like me and my family. Oncologists helped to heal my body, but Make-A-Wish helped to heal my soul. Make-A-Wish counterbalances the extraordinary bad memories of a life-threatening illness with the extraordinary happy and beautiful memories of a life-long wish granted.

My wish experience provided me with hope to move on from cancer and look forward to a brighter future.

My wish and its incredible impact on my life was only possible because of generous donors like you. I know that there are many more kids like me out there – just waiting for a chance to put illness behind them and focus on the hope and joy of a once-in-a-lifetime wish. Will you consider making a donation to make wishes come true?

Thank you,
Nate, wish kid

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