Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada Grants RV Camping
Wish to Nine-Year-Old Cancer Patient in
Partnership with Dutch Bros Coffee
Diagnosed with leukemia at age six, Kaci has experienced a grueling medical journey filled with weekly chemotherapy treatments. An optimistic child, Kaci maintains a sunny outlook on life despite the hardships she has faced. Inspired by her love of adventure and the support of her family, Kaci determined her heartfelt wish was to go on an RV camping trip with her loved ones.
On Friday, June 24, Kaci arrived at Dutch Bros Coffee in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was surprised with the RV that will take her and her family to Sequoia National Park the next day. Surrounded by supporters from Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada and Dutch Bros Coffee, who sponsored Kaci’s wish, the nine-year-old was overjoyed knowing her life-changing wish was at last coming true.
“Today is really a celebration for us,” said Kaci’s mom, Asano. “Right now, Kaci is doing great. She still goes in for regular check-ups, but she is feeling healthy and really can’t wait for this trip.”
“Getting to witness a child receive his or her wish is always heartwarming, and today was no exception,” said Scott Rosenzweig, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. “Kaci’s excitement when she saw the RV for the first time was infectious. We are so thankful for our partner, Dutch Bros Coffee, for their contribution that made Kaci’s heartfelt wish possible.”
“Kaci’s story really stood out to us. We wanted to grant her wish, not just for her, but for her family, as well,” said Dutch Bros regional operator Isaac Schaaf. “The most important part was the family’s joy when they saw what was happening. Our team really showed up today.”
Kaci looks forward to going on the ultimate road trip with her mom, dad, and twin sister by her side. When asked what she is most excited about doing on her trip, Kaci didn’t hesitate, “I can’t wait to go fishing.”
For more information about Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada, please visit wish.org/snv.
About Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Founded in 1980, Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring the power of wishing to every eligible child because every step of the wish journey can help children build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Since our chapter’s founding in 1996, more than 2,300 wishes have been granted for children in the local community. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 34,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and 58 other chapters throughout the U.S. have granted more than 340,000 wishes nationwide. For more information about Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, visit wish.org/snv.