Carter’s amazing dinosaur adventure!
Carter was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma when he was 5 years old. It’s a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is made up of lymph glands, like the ones under your ears. The glands help the body fight infection, by filtering out bacteria from the fluid that passes through them.
Even though Carter and his family have already been through so much, they’re not out of the woods yet. Carter will need to continue being tested for cancer at the hospital for five long years. If every single one of these tests come back negative, only then will he get the all-clear.
But Carter’s wish will make him think about the adventures that await - not the struggles that he’s facing today.
Each time he goes into hospital for another test, each time he has to stay at home resting up, he can look forward to the amazing day when he’ll go digging for dinosaur bones. All this anticipation and excitement will help Carter continue the fight against his illness.
That’s the impact that you could have on a child’s life today. You really would be changing their life, not just giving them one special day - because the healing power of a wish starts long before the day it comes true, and continues long afterwards.