Dawn's Wish

Having just undergone treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, 13-year-old Dawn travelled to Rome, realizing her dream of seeing the Colosseum. A budding writer, avid reader and junior photographer, Dawn was sent on a Roman adventure filled with pizza, gelato, fountains and photography. She had the time of her life.

Dawn has an infectious spirit, full of life and joy. She and her family experienced unspeakable kindness from all they encountered while in Rome and greeted each new adventure with laughter and enthusiasm.

Dawn’s father couldn’t get over the change in his daughter, who had been undergoing treatment just one year ago. “This wish reminds us that in this hectic and fast-paced world, the most important things are each other. When opportunities to give are present we can make the world a better place by doing so.”

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