Young Reno boy battling cancer is granted wish

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Updated: 3/26/2013 6:35 pm
Reno, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- He may be little, but 3 year-old Isaac Young has gone through more in his short life than some adults do in a lifetime.

"Isaac had a blastoma which is liver cancer, stage three liver cancer," said his mother Kristi Young.

Isaac was first diagnosed when he was just 18-months old. Over the past year, he's been in and out of the hospital receiving treatment, and today is in remission.

"And that's why we contacted Make-A-Wish, we wanted to see if we could celebrate his health," said Kristi.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes like trips and gifts, to young people battling life-threatening illnesses.

"At first we though we might be taking away from another child's wish, but they were very adamant and said no, this is for all children that have faced a life-threatening illness," said Kristi.

On Tuesday, Isaac's wish came true at the 3rd annual Waffles and Wishes Make-A-Wish breakfast in Reno. With the help of Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, Isaac and his family was granted a family vacation to the Bay Area where they'll visit the San Francisco Zoo and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

"He was so young when he was diagnosed," said his father Scott. "He really couldn't speak for himself so we tried to put together some of the things he enjoys, animals, hotels, the ocean."

Isaac also got a few extra gifts including a yellow toy Hummer and some stuffed animals.

"We feel blessed every day that we wake up," said Scott. "Every day that we wake up, it's a miracle to have Isaac in our lives. So this is just icing on the cake for us really."
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