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Chip's Fishing Adventure

Chip shows off his catch of the day!

“ Chip's optimistic and outgoing attitude infected everyone who was with him. ”

After his diagnosis of medullobalstoma, Chip's life changed dramatically. But there is one thing that didn't change - his love for all things outdoors, especially fishing! When presented with an opportunity to do anything for his wish, he knew right away that a fishing trip to the Florida Keys was exactly what he wanted.

Fifteen-year-old Chip loves anything having to do with being outdoors. He loves all sports, watching everything on The Outdoor Channel, and shopping at the Bass Pro Shop for new fishing gear. Unfortunately, Chip was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer. He underwent surgery to remove his tumor and continues to undergo treatments to remove the remaining cancer. His life has changed dramatically over the past few years, but Chip and his family continue to fight, and they intend to win! When Chip was visited by volunteers from Make-A-Wish Georgia, he knew immediately that he wanted to go on a fishing trip to the Florida Keys. He loves fishing and considers himself good at it. His mother also felt, as studies have shown, that a wish experience could help Chip see there is life after cancer, improving his willingness to complete his treatments and remain positive throughout the remainder of his battle. Chip’s wish was granted, and he and his family traveled to the Keys to go fishing. His optimistic and outgoing attitude infected everyone who was with him. Several of the Captains even offered to take him fishing again anytime in the future! Chip caught tons of fish and will never forget how Make-A-Wish helped to make his most heartfelt wish come true.

  • Check out Chip's catch!

It was absolutely one of the happiest days of his life. ”

— Chip's father

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