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How far would you go to see your child smile again?

Lev wished to go to Hawaii.
Sometimes it’s a spark of hope for the future. Other times it’s the memories from times past that give us the strength to keep fighting, to keep moving forward.

Six-year-old Lev was diagnosed with leukemia at just two and a half. Last year, before he was supposed to finish treatment once and for all, his family received a devastating phone call—Lev's cancer was back. So, Lev spent the last year undergoing intensive treatments and surgeries to help save his life.

Before Lev’s diagnosis, he and his family traveled to Kauai. This trip was a bright spot in his life—Lev’s memories of chasing wild chickens, crashing waves and building sandcastles are ones he never forgot. Kauai was a place untouched by Lev’s cancer. A place without chemotherapy, radiation or surgeries.

So, more than four years later, Lev made a wish to go back. This holiday season, he and his family flew to Kauai to chase chickens again. Thanks to generous donations of airline miles, Lev and his family made memories to last a lifetime.

“For Lev, this trip made up for all the experiences of childhood he missed for the last three and a half years," said his mom, Irina. "It was a fairytale for him."

More than 75 percent of local wishes involve travel. Right now, we have 357 children waiting for their wishes. Children, like Lev, who need a bright spot in their lives – a time to make memories to help pull them through when the tough times come.

How far would you go to see your child smile again? Give today to bring hope to a child like Lev.

Calling all supporters in Eastern Washington!

Do you have airline miles to give? Tune in to KHQ in Spokane, or KNDU/KNDO in Yakima and Tri-Cities on January 24 to hear inspiring wish stories and call-in your miles to local children in your area. Want to donate now? Call 509.458.2618 or 800.207.8476 today. 

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