I Wish To Go To Florida: Callie Lavo

Published 07/06 2011 08:03AM

Updated 09/27 2013 04:17AM

KAMC's 'Wish Wednesday' series shares the stories of 'wish kids' right here on the South Plains and gives you an inside look into the great things the Make-A-Wish chapter of the Texas Plains South is doing for those kids with life-threatening illnesses.

 

Callie Lavo, 22, was diagnosed with brain cancer at 14-years-old.

 

Doctors discovered a tumor on her brain stem, after Callie became very dizzy during her normal daily activities.

 

Surgery removed the tumor, but Callie still had to undergo radiation.

 

What makes Callie's story unique is that it wasn't during that fight for her life that she learned of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

Several years earlier, Callie's older sister Emily had a wish granted through the organization.

 

Emily's wish was to go to Florida and Callie went along for the ride.

 

Years later, while Callie was battling brain cancer, Emily went along with Callie to Florida for her wish.

 

Check out Callie's story by clicking 'play' on the video box.

 

It costs on average $7,000 to grant a wish like Callie's wish.

 

If you would like to donate, and remember all the money stays right here on the South Plains, contact Make-A-Wish at 785-9474 or visit www.facebook.com/wishlubbock.

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