"The fear of the unknown is something that really rips at the root of your stomach," Todd Maxwell said.
"It was November 29th, 2011,"
"You know, it was just bam, bam, bam and it came back that I had leukemia," she said.
The same day she was diagnosed with the disease, she started treatment.
And sometime during that trying time,
"So I told them
"I was so glad she picked
Within a few months, she traded a hospital bed for the beach in
"We swam with dolphins,"
"We snorkeled in a volcano," Todd added.
But the best part,
"I think Make-A-Wish is awesome, I think what they do is awesome because they are giving the kids and the families a chance to be normal kids again and feel normal again,"
Todd agreed, saying Make-A-Wish not only changed
"The people with Make-A-Wish and the work they do to provide for these children an escape from this new reality that they have, there's just not a better place in the community where I think you can give your attention, your time, your money," he said.