Taylin is like most 6-year-olds in that she loves riding her bike, eating pizza and watching her favorite YouTube stars. However, unlike most other 6-year-olds she was diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year. Lymphoma is a cancer in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. This means Taylin spent a lot of her time in hospitals doing treatment over the course of this year. While this year was harrowing for Taylin and her family they are all excited that she has finished treatment and is now in remission. And what better way to celebrate than having a wish of a lifetime come true?
Taylin’s favorite animals are dolphins so when asked what her wish would be she told her wish granting volunteers, Katie and Lana, that she wanted to swim with them. So tomorrow, October 12th, her wish granters have planned a SURPRISE wish reveal to take place at Marco Pizza in Devils Lake. When she arrives a group of her family and friends will be there to celebrate with her. Her wish granters will then reveal that her wish is coming true next month.
Then on Sunday, November 4th Taylin and her family will fly down to sunny Key Largo in Florida. There she will get to have a fun and unique experience swimming with the animals she loves so much. Taylin will also get the chance to interact with other sea animals while there.
This wish is only possible because of generosity of so many who help raise funds. Anyone can get involved by hosting a fundraiser or event in their community. Anything from hosting a golf tournament or organizing an office jeans day, silent auction or bike run. There’s really no limit to the possibilities! More information and a calendar of upcoming events can be found on www.northdakota.wish.org. You have the power to make wishes like Taylin’s come true.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish North Dakota has granted over 880 wishes to children across the state.