Declan is a creative and smart 17-year old who enjoys literature, live theater performances, playing video games with friends and sewing. In his free time, Declan has turned lemons into lemonade by crafting small pillows out of patient gowns to bring comfort to those going through treatment.
Declan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, but still chooses to find joy in ordinary things and live his life to the fullest. He has an optimistic view on life and dreams of traveling the world.
When asked by Make-A-Wish® volunteers what his most heartfelt wish would be, Declan shared he would love to relax in the incredibly beautiful and scenic Jamaica. Earlier this year, his wish came true! Declan traveled to his favorite vacation spot with his parents and got to experience the crystal clear waters, beautiful views and amazing culture.
Declan finally got the long-awaited opportunity to just relax at the spa after a long road of treatment and recovery. He was able to swim in the beautiful ocean surrounded by marine life and visit the waterpark at the resort.
Declan and his family are extremely thankful for all the hard work put forth to make his wish possible. His wish was an unforgettable experience, creating memories that will last forever.