In November of 2010, Stephanie came down with what she thought was a cold. During a visit to the doctor’s, they discovered that she had a mass in her chest and that it was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphoid tissue. Stephanie was immediately started on eight months of chemotherapy. Because of the location of the mass, surgery would be impossible.
Stephanie asked to go on a tropical cruise for her wish and, while she was out there on the high seas, she was able to have another dream of hers come true: to swim with dolphins!
The whole time, Stephanie and her family were treated like royalty with special gifts, private tours and even shore excursions, including the dolphin swim! The entire experience was wonderful for Stephanie and she enjoyed every minute of it, especially spending some quality time with her mom and younger brothers.