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Jackson’s Trip to Hawaii

Jackson’s life has unique challenges because he’s is only 6 years old and has leukemia. Of course, he still loves to play and spend time with his family, but he also remains continually focused on fighting to stay healthy.

When Make-A-Wish® Colorado gave Jackson the opportunity to wish for anything, he drew upon his love the ocean, volcanoes and animals and decided Hawaii was the place to go!

During the trip, Jackson received special attention at every turn! Employees at the airport, the entire flight crew, hotel staff and others he encountered throughout the entire journey all encouraged Jackson to smile, laugh and remember that although living with leukemia is difficult, he still has the freedom to just be a kid.

The best part of the trip for Jackson was riding a boat to go whale watching and see other parts of the ocean. Jackson took tons of pictures and was overjoyed to be so close to the animals he loved and had always dreamed of seeing in real life.

Jackson’s wish was a well-deserved change of pace from his fight against cancer and it brought joy to his entire family. His parents treasured getting to see Jackson run around like the happy, carefree kid he is and they will always be grateful for the memories of their wish trip to Hawaii.


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