Hello! My name is Tana, and I got the amazing opportunity from the Montana Hope Project to go to Hawaii with my mom and my sister.

In 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 2 thyroid cancer. It was a long journey, but I was so thankful to have my family.

I choose Hawaii for my wish because I have always wanted to go there to see how beautiful it is. Going to Hawaii was a way to thank my mom and sister for going to all the doctor’s appointments, and for being my support system.

In Hawaii, I got to experience things I have never done before! We went paddle boarding, which was a struggle for my mom, went on a hike that lead us to a waterfall, and swam. We got to go snorkeling in the ocean and saw such amazing fish and turtles. At the resort, we got to just chill on the beach and relax, but also got to go on the water slides and swim.

I will never forget going to the pizza place across the street and meeting such nice people who told us about Hawaii.

 

Tana, Child of Hope, 2016

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