To watch 8-year-old Brock Roy, play basketball with his brothers, you wouldn’t know he has the most common cancer in children and teens, and sometimes he forgets his leukemia too.
He and his family just got back from Florida. Brock’s one wish, was to swim with dolphins.
With the help of community donations, The Make-A-Wish Foundation was able to make Brock’s wish come true.
Brock and his family took a four day trip to Orlando to swim with dolphins, go to Seaworld and visit Legoland.
When Brock was asked what his favorite part of the trip was, he said, “Probably all of it.”
Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children with critical illnesses, allowing kids and families a chance to feel normal, even for just a few days.
“It was nice to let Brock have an opportunity to not think about treatment, to actually be a kid for four days and have a good time,” Brock’s father, Dustin Roy said.
Brock was diagnosed with leukemia last August.
He goes to the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh once a month for chemo and takes daily chemo pills at home.
“It was a very difficult, rough year, and it was nice to just get away with all the boys, Dustin and I, and just kind of forget about cancer,” his mother, Jeana Roy said.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 334,000 wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions.