Kayla, 16


Kaylas' Wish: "I wish to go to a luxury cabin in Beaver Creek, Colorado!"
Granted By: GUTS 2016

Active and full of life, Kayla has a personality that's sure to capture the heart of every person she meets. Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Kayla's life has been full of doctor appointments and treatments. In the face of the hardships and challenges, her loving family and courageous spirit have made her fight a little bit easier. When given the opportunity to make a wish, Kayla knew she wanted the trip of a lifetime and wished to go to a luxury cabin in Beaver Creek, Colorado!

In the midst of December, Kayla and her family flew from North Carolina to Colorado to begin their snowy vacation. Kayla's luxury cabin, aptly nicknamed "The Castle," boasted an indoor pool with a waterfall and hidden cave; a movie theater furnished with reclining leather sofas; a game room stocked with air hockey, foosball and pool tables; and more.

Tucked away in the mountains, Kayla and her family were able to play in the snow, enjoy breathtaking views, and decorate Christmas-themed cookies. In Vail, they went ice skating, shopped in quaint boutiques, and posed for pictures in an old-fashioned sleigh. Kayla's wish trip gave her and her family a chance to forget about illness for a while - to have fun, laugh together, and make memories they'll cherish for a lifetime.