Amy, a 13-year-old from Turtle Lake, had plenty of ups and downs in 2016. On January 8, 2016 she was diagnosed with AML, acute myeloid leukemia. She battled the leukemia and underwent 79 doses of chemo. On May 8, 2016 she finished her chemo treatments!
When wish granters, Erik and Lisa met with Amy to determine her one true wish is, she knew that she wanted to go to Hawaii. She loves the beach, wants to eat pineapple and swim with a dolphin.
Amy is a big Bison fan and in fact, her wish reveal happened at a Bison football game. She and her family received tickets to the game and she had no idea that her wish was going to be revealed to her at the game. She was told that her wish was coming true through a video message from Bison players and Coach Klieman. A fitting reveal for this Bison fan.
Amy will be leaving the frigid climate of North Dakota behind and traveling to warm and sunny Oahu, Hawaii on Monday, February 13.
When Amy arrives in Hawaii, she will receive a traditional Hawaii greeting with a fresh flower lei, the symbol of hospitality, love, respect and aloha. During her wish, Amy and her family will visit Pearl Harbor, snorkel, visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, enjoy a luau and get the opportunity to swim with a dolphin.
Amy’s wish is sure to be a memorable experience for her entire family and a chance to forget about sickness and instead, spend time together making lifelong memories.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish North Dakota has granted over 800 wishes to children across the state.