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Colleen explores the beauty of Alaska

I wish to go on an Alaskan Cruise

“ It was truly a once in a lifetime experience! ”

- Colleen

After overcoming Hodgkin’s Disease, 18-year-old Colleen couldn’t imagine a greater victory celebration than to wish for an Alaskan adventure for her family.  “When I was diagnosed, my family had to cancel a much-anticipated trip.”  When Make-A-Wish came into Colleen’s life and told her she could wish for anything her heart desired, she knew just what she wanted.  “I picked a trip to Alaska because it was a place I didn’t think I’d ever be able to go.  It was important to me to give back to my family something they had given up while they cared for me during my illness.”

Nearly 15 years later, Colleen still remembers the cruise ship that took her and her family on their Alaskan escapade. “My whole family was given the red carpet treatment.  I got to stand with the captain on the bridge and go on a helicopter tour of the glaciers.  It was truly a once in a lifetime experience!” Colleen, now a mother and special events coordinator for a large foundation, still thinks back on her trip with gratitude. “What meant so much to me was that my family could share in this positive experience after enduring the ugliness of cancer with me. The trip came after my treatment and was a celebration that brought my family closer. And for that, I will always be grateful to Make-A-Wish.”

Wish Granters: German Miret
Referred by: Jessica Daniels
Wish adopted by AAHAM Golf Tournament


  • I wish to go on an Alaskan Cruise

  • I wish to go on an Alaskan Cruise

  • I wish to go on an Alaskan Cruise

  • I wish to go on an Alaskan Cruise

  • I wish to go on an Alaskan Cruise

  • I wish to go on an Alaskan Cruise

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