Make-A-Wish Visits a CCK Patient
“I think he’ll always look back on this day as having been a good day…for all of us,” states Michelle Berry, the mother of Evan Berry. Evan is a 17 year old patient of the Cancer Center of Kansas whose condition of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, life-threatening blood disease with less than 400 patients diagnosed each year with it. Though this disease is life-threatening and can be devastating to him and his family, Evan has become one of thousands of youth that Make-A-Wish foundation has touched in order to bring joy into their lives. On average, every 35 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, made possible by volunteers, donors and supporters. Evan’s wish was to go to “The Curse of Oak Island”, which is a television series that follows two brothers from Michigan that attempt to use modern technology and their good ‘ole American knowledge on how to seek out treasure, in order to find the legendary tree-covered Oak Island that many have died attempting to discover. Evan was told his wish would be granted with this once-in-a-lifetime trip during his senior prom and this past summer the family received the trip in which he met the cast and toured behind the scenes. Michelle Berry, Evan’s mother, has described this trip as a benefit to the whole family, bringing them closer as they all share the same love of history. The Cancer Center of Kansas is so happy for this well-deserving, young man and his family!
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