Right now there are thousands of children like Melissa fighting cancer in Canada. Thanks to contributions from generous people like you, they are reminded what it's like to be a kid again when they experience a wish.
Drama class, karaoke, and Harry Potter filled Melissa’s life when she was stopped in her tracks by Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer that requires intensive chemotherapy and radiation. In her final year of high school, she found herself focused on treatment while trying to keep up with her studies. Her hard work paid off—she completed her chemotherapy at the end of last year and celebrated with a well-deserved wish trip.
“After spending the first half of Melissa’s grade 12 year going through chemo, it was nice to have the family together to celebrate her cure!” says her mom Raelene. “She worked so hard to keep up in school to graduate and the trip kept her on a positive note through the process.”
While nothing can change the fact that Melissa had to face the challenge of cancer and its treatment head-on, her wish did change the way she approached it. “It made what she went through so much more tolerable.”