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Alex's Relaxing Hawaiian Vacation

    Alex, a 17-year-old violinist, has spent the past couple of months battling cancer. This is never easy for anyone but can be especially difficult for a teen balancing school, their social life and now a life-changing diagnosis. When Make-A-Wish® Colorado asked Alex what he wanted to wish for, he knew he wanted to go somewhere he could relax and experience beautiful weather, nature and culture. He wished for a Hawaiian vacation!
    Alex and his family spent most of their time exploring Hawaii’s endless attractions by hitting the road every day, hopping from beach to beach. They stopped at plenty of local eateries where they were treated to delicious, authentic Hawaiian delicacies. Alex’s mom said that it was just incredible to see everyone constantly smiling and enjoying their time together.
    “The wish allowed our family to get away and relax with peace,” she said. “We did not think about Alex’s illness.”


  • Meeting the pilots before take-off!

  • Welcome to Hawaii!

  • Enjoying delicious local food!

  • Fun at the Luau!

  • Aloha from Hawaii!

  • Aloha from Hawaii!

  • Aloha from Hawaii!

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