Danbury High School senior gets gift of a lifetime from Make-A-Wish
A limo, a shopping spree and a great big surprise were in store Wednesday for a Connecticut teenage athlete battling cancer.
Alexandra Chakar's school year at Danbury High School began with treatments for leukemia. The week before Thanksgiving, 16-year-old Chakar had her very own police escort to the Danbury Fair Mall in a limo thanks to Make-A-Wish.
A huge crowd of friends, including her cross-country team, cheered upon her arrival.
The biggest reveal? Make-A -Wish is sending her to Australia.
"A lot of music that I listen to is from Sydney, Australia, and I have really wanted to go there for a long time," said Chakar. "I am really thankful that this wish is coming true."
"She has never once said, 'Why? Why me?'" said Bob Chakar, Alexandra's grandfather. "She has fought through it."
He says she has more treatments ahead, but the big trip will happen in April.
Alexandra says her other wish is to get into the University of Delaware.