Nineteen‐year‐old Heidi from Cranford was born with a rare immune disorder called autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome type 1A, or ALPS for short. One of the effects of the condition is an increased risk of developing lymphomas, which are tumours that originate in the lymph nodes, and in April 2013 Heidi was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer.
Heidi’s wish was to wish to swim with dolphins in Florida – a magical experience that she was able to share with her family. During the trip, Heidi celebrated her birthday in style, enjoying an incredible day at Discovery Cove with her family and the dolphins! Afterwards, Heidi said, “What an amazing experience my wish was!”
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