Jamie, or “OJ” as his family nicknamed him, is a fun-loving teenager. He enjoys listening to music, watching television, and spending time with his family. He is living with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. OJ has always been enticed by the sandy beaches and clear water of the ocean. He knew that his most heartfelt wish was to visit the island of Hawaii!
When OJ’s wish had finally arrived, he was ecstatic. He could not wait to feel the warm sand between his toes and experience the sunshine under the Hawaiian palm trees. When OJ and his family landed on the island, they were greeted with traditional Hawaiian flower leis and then whisked away to their beachfront hotel. OJ was thrilled that he could stand on his hotel room balcony and look out onto the beautiful blue ocean. He spent endless hours relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal blue water. While on the island, OJ and his family also had special activities arranged for them. Some of these included swimming with the dolphins, learning about sea life, and one of OJ’s favorites, riding ATVs around Hawaii! This included a tour around the island, OJ was all smiles.
OJ and his family created memories that will last them a lifetime. The joy that OJ experienced during his wish is something that he and his family will always remember.