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Make-A-Wish® Georgia and Alabama Sends Tuscaloosa Wish Kid on Much Needed Reprieve to Hawaii
Seventeen-year-old KenDerrick has been battling nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a cancer of the pharynx, for years. Make-A-Wish® wanted to grant his heartfelt wish; and KenDerrick knew just what he would wish for—a chance to get away from it all.
However, in the midst of the tornado aftermath, KenDerrick received good news. Make-A-
KenDerrick had seen Honolulu, Hawaii on television before being contacted by Make-A-Wish®
This vacation was a much needed break from the everyday stress of battling cancer and rebuilding. This trip provided a time for KenDerrick and his family to get away, relax and just be a family; a getaway they will surely remember for years to come.
Make-A-Wish Georgia and Alabama is the local chapter of the national Make-A-Wish network. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed say that a wish come true can affect a child’s health outcomes. We have granted over 5,000 wishes locally, and seek to grant 450 wishes this year. To learn more about Make-A-Wish, visit us at www.ga-al.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.