MaKaylah, 15, thyroid cancer

I wish to go to Los Angeles

Fifteen-year-old MaKaylah has endured a tough battle with thyroid cancer. At one time, MaKaylah’s days were full of tennis, shopping and babysitting; now, her days are full of hospital visits and treatments.

MaKaylah wanted the chance to feel like a carefree teenager again. She wanted to see the West Coast – from the Santa Monica beaches to the Hollywood sign. When the

Make-A-Wish® wish-granting volunteers asked what her wish would be, MaKaylah knew exactly what would allow her to experience those things:

“I wish to go to Los Angeles, California.”

MaKaylah and her family boarded a plane to L.A. where their days were spent enjoying all the city has to offer. She visited Universal Studios Hollywood, received hair and makeup tutorials, explored Santa Monica and went on a city tour. The most important part of her wish was a Segway tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. MaKaylah and her family got to experience a relaxing vacation, free from hospitals and doctors, and full of shopping and exploring fabulous Los Angeles!

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