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Wish granted for boy with leukemia

Rachel Turner Rachel Turner

By Duane Shimogawa bio | email

WAIKIKI (KHNL) - To most who come to hawaii, it is a dream come true. But to one boy from Canada, it's a lot more than that.

Hawaii's beauty brings many from around the world. It's exactly what Isaac Turner wanted see when he was given a special wish.

"Cuz it was the farthest place away in North America," Children's Wish recipient Isaac Turner said.

The 12-year-old Turner is from Canada was diagnosed with Leukemia two years ago.

"I have to do a treatment once a month, it's an all day thing," Turner said. "It's really hard, sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I'm fine with lots of energy. Toughest part is, I have to deal with all the needles, all the needles in my leg."

But for this week at least, he and his family forgets about all the treatments and needles.

"This was a little bit of a light at the end of the tunnel for Isaac to look forward to through some of the rough treatment that he had, it's gonna give us some amazing memories as we continue through another two years of treatment," Isaac's mom, Rachel Turner said.

The Children's Wish Foundation is an international organization that helps out kids through tough times, the one that's helping the turner family is based out of Nova Scotia, Canada and they're about to grant their 15,000th wish.

It's been such an incredible week to be able to see our family just be a family and enjoy and have fun, not be able to worry about the daily grind we go through," Rachel said.

The beach is where they spent of their days here. It's their first-ever trip to any warm climate and it gives them great memories for years to come.

"Something wonderful to look back, something good that came from some of the significant challenges that he has had and that we've had as a family," Rachel said.

While on Oahu, the turners have visited the Polynesian Culturial Center, snorkeled at Hanauma Bay and traveled around the island, taking in the beautiful scenery.

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