Hunter, eight, has been through more than most boys his age: three years and three months of chemotherapy, dozens of hospital visits, and seemingly endless amount of medications, all in his battle with acute lymphoblastic lukemia (ALL). He feels like his wish, a family trip on a Disney cruise, was a reward for having to go all through that and for being brave and strong.
Hunter's family and friends watched how cancer stole years of a “typical” childhood from him and his resilience throughout it all.
To Hunter, getting his wish granted by The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada was permission to go on“a trip of a lifetime,” making him feel like a normal kid who got to enjoy a magical experience -without worrying about cancer.
“He got to go on the trip because of cancer, but the trip was about celebrating life and having fun," explains Hunter's mother Denise, "which is what all kids should experience in their childhood. For that I thank Children’s Wish from the bottom of my heart! As everyone says, you guys are an amazing organization.”
For an eight-year-old it can be difficult to put an experience like Hunter’s into words but he did sum it all up with just one - “Awesome!”