Seventeen-year-old Alexyss from Baltimore, MD, is a typical teenage girl. She enjoys swimming, listening to music and reading in her free time. When Alexyss received a cancer diagnosis in her early teens, however, her life flipped upside down. Suddenly, much of the time Alexyss spent studying or hanging out with her friends was replaced in the hospital by doctor’s appointments and chemotherapy treatments. Spending time outdoors had always soothed Alexyss, and she grew tired of being cooped up in a hospital or indoors due to her weakened immune system. Upon learning Make-A-Wish®
Mid-Atlantic would grant her one true wish, Alexyss wished to go to a tropical destination and stay in an over-water bungalow.
Alexyss was so excited for her tropical getaway! She was most looking forward to staying in a private, over-water bungalow. She couldn’t wait to see the clear, blue water, try out water sports and spend time relaxing with family while on her trip.
Upon returning from her trip, Alexyss shared, “It was an amazing time – definitely a trip of a lifetime. We did so much. The sights were amazing. Our bungalow was just out of this world! I went swimming with starfish and stingrays, found a sand dollar, and I went four-wheeling through the jungle. My sisters, my mom and my grandma enjoyed themselves. Thank you for making this wish come true.”