After doctors found cancer in his lymph nodes, spleen and lungs, eighteen-year-old, Finn, immediately started treatments and spent many, many days confined to a hospital or resting at home. Before the diagnosis, he was a very active kid who loved backpacking and the outdoors – so you can imagine how this news rocked his world. After enduring months of intense treatments, Finn met with our Wish Wizards and talked excitedly about creating a rugged, backwoods adventure in Alaska that he could experience with his Grandpa, his Dad and his little brother. He had already done extensive research and couldn’t wait to “rough it in the deep woods of the Alaskan Wilderness”. His doctor whole heartedly supported this opportunity for Finn and we set into motion to make his wish adventure a reality. Finn was able to experience beautiful landscapes, fishing adventures, wildlife, glaciers, mountains and water in Alaska. He had many favorites to talk about – but flying in a float plane to go fishing and catching 50lbs of salmon was right up there on top! Even better news, before he left for his trip, his scans came back clear and he can now endure a less intense maintenance routine as he heads off to college at Vermilion Community College in Ely to study Natural Resources! Wishes & More is thrilled to be able to be a part of this adventure as well by providing him with his Scholarship of Hope®.
Hometown: Maple Grove
Wish: Backpack Adventure in Alaska Allowance