Kurtis’s Florida Wish-Come-True

Name: Kurtis
Age: 18
State: TX

Wish Kid

Kurtis was diagnosed with having Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymph tissue, in August of 2009. He endured 8 months of chemotherapy followed by 15 weeks of radiation therapy, which ended just in time for his graduation ceremony. In August of 2010, the cancer returned and Kurtis was given a higher dose of chemotherapy and given stem cell treatments. A biopsy was performed on his lung and he was scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant, which was just completed.

For his wish, Kurtis wanted to visit Orlando,  Florida –  something he’s wanted to do since he was 8 years old. He and his family visited Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, where Kurtis said his favorite experience was the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride.

Of his wish-come-true, Kurtis says, “This was perfect. Just being there was my favorite part. It was so nice to just get away – nice not to worry. It was awesome.”

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Wish: Visit Theme Parks
Wish Type: Theme Parks

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