12-year-old Battling Bone Cancer Achieves Dream To Swim In Ocean


It was 12-yr-old Ailani Strong’s dream to see the ocean and go paddle boarding. Ailani is battling bone cancer and has gone through five rounds of chemotherapy. But she came all the way from Chicago to see the sea at Deerfield beach in Florida. Her diagnosis didn’t stop her from achieving her dream and learning how to paddle board.The fun in the sun was a moment for a Ailani to make a splash and dive in to what to means to just be a kid for a day.

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