Marcus Haywahe, 10, has one wish – a trip to Disneyland
The family of Marcus Haywahe wants to give the 10-year-old boy with cancer his one big wish — a trip to Disneyland.
Communities all over Saskatchewan are trying to help it happen.
Haywahe, who lives in Carry The Kettle First Nation, Sask., had been to Disney World once through the Children’s Wish Foundation. When his family thought his cancer had been removed, they started talking about Disneyland.
In December, the family got the news that his cancer had returned more aggressively, with three brain tumours and two along his spinal cord. That’s when they decided to plan the trip while they still could.
As Haywahe’s grandmother, Laurie Delorme, puts it, “Eventually the inevitable will happen.” But she wants to make sure her grandson has the happiest life he can have before then. His body has already started to stiffen up, and the doctor predicts he will soon be in a wheelchair.
Delorme figures she needs $15,000 to send the whole family to Disneyland and when others got word of the mission, they started fundraising.
The school principal where Haywahe attends and where Delorme works is calling on the boy’s fellow classmates to chip in. In a Facebook video, she promised to shave her head if enough was raised.