Mikayla, 17, rare disease of the lymphatic system

I wish to go to Hawaii 

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Mikayla,-17,-illness-TBD,-I-wish-to-go-to-Hawaii_CNFL-(2) Mikayla had a life-long dream: learning how to surf. Make-A-Wish® supporters met Mikayla, and transformed her dream into a Hawaiian surf wish experience that she’ll always remember.

Along with the surfing, Mikayla and her family experienced the tastes of a luau, saw volcanos and even went on a snorkel cruise. But the highlight of the trip for Mikayla was learning how to surf the waves from Hawaiian lifeguard surf instructors. She was a naturMikayla,-17,-illness-TBD,-I-wish-to-go-to-Hawaii_CNFL-(5)al and stood up on her surfboard on her first try! She had a blast as she continued to catch waves.

Mikayla and her family had an amazing trip, and it has inspired her to continue her love of surfing at home. It allowed her to make memories to last a lifetime with her family and gave them all an opportunity to get a glimpse of life beyond Mikayla’s illness.

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