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Hays Post: Make A Wish gives camper to Hays girl undergoing cancer treatment

By Cristina Janney

Not all wishes come true. Sometimes we have to change them a little bit.

Make A Wish couldn't grant Sophia Linenberger, a junior at Thomas More Prep-Marian, her original wish but managed to come through to fulfill another dream.

Sophia, 17, received a 2021 Coleman Lantern camper through the Make A Wish program from Camper World in Kansas City, Kan.

Sophia was diagnosed in January 2019 with a rare cancer, Ewing's sarcoma. She spent much of 2019 going back and forth to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for treatment, including two surgeries to her spine.

Sophia was told she was in remission for her cancer, but the cancer appeared again in August 2020.

Sophia's initial wish was to travel with her family to Disney World, spend a night in Cinderella Castle, visit Universal Studios, visit the beach and swim with dolphins at Dolphins Cove in Orlando.

However, Make A Wish has suspended travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After some research, Sophia decided to change her wish to a camper, so she and her family could go on trips together.


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