MY WISH was to take a football recruiting trip to the University of Michigan. I had always grown up watching the Michigan Wolverines compete in football, baseball, softball, soccer and hockey -- but football was my passion. At the time, I was still undergoing remission treatment for leukemia and dealing with a spinal leak -- the result of years of injections in the base of my spine. But I had been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I sucked it up and got on the plane to Ann Arbor. The experience was surreal, and I am forever in debt to the Make-A-Wish organization and the University of Michigan. My family stayed in the hotel, where the football team stays the night before a game. The day of the wish, we were given a tour of the campus, which included the admissions building, the athletic department, the training facility and the Big House. I met the entire coaching staff, most of the football team, reviewed film with defensive coach Greg Mattison, played catch with QB Devin Gardner and talked Michigan football with then-head coach Brady Hoke.The real impact of my wish was that it took me out of my sickly mindset for a while. I had spent years in the same place, following the same routine: get up, go to school, try not to get sick, go home, repeat (with occasional visits to the hospital). To be sent to my dream university was one thing, but ultimately, it pulled me out of my unhealthy rut and allowed me the chance to be pleasantly distracted. It reminded me that there was more to the world than just my routine of needles and pills; and that is whats great about this program. Fortunately for me, I was diagnosed with leukemia when I was 15. I cant imagine being diagnosed as a child. For some of those children, this disease is all they know. 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