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Article Published: 05/04/2016
EHOVE Cosmetology student Maddelyn Hemingway (Huron HS) has always wanted to go to Disney World. Thanks to to Make-A-Wish She and her family will be traveling to Disney World later this year.
Hemingway was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that deteriorates one’s immune system. Despite exhausting months of chemotherapy and upcoming radiation treatments, she looks forward. After high school, Hemingway plans to get a business management degree to combine with her cosmetology skills and open her own salon.
EHOVE Administrative Assistant Kathy Schenk and recently retired school nurse Pam Benedict nominated Hemingway through Make-A-Wish. Schenk discussed the idea with Benedict after being strongly encouraged by her best friend who had a wonderful experience with the organization. “We just wanted to do something for Maddelyn,” said Schenk. “It it went through, it’d be such a great memory for her and her family.”
“I wasn’t expecting it,” said Hemingway. “It was a huge surprise and I was jumping for joy when my mom told me. I’m a Disney kid at heart. It means a lot to my whole family because we don’t really go on vacations.”