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First year MD students, Dean, help Alyssa’s “Make a Wish” come true
Cheers and the sounds of the theme from “Hawaiʻi Five-O” filled the entrance to the Stan Sheriff Center, as University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students, faculty and staff, including the Pep Band, Rainbow Dancers and athletic teams, greeted 15-year-old Alyssa. The Make-A-Wish teen from Texas had been diagnosed with bone cancer and UH welcomed her with aloha.
As part of her wish, the avid basketball fan also got to spend some quality time with UH Wahine basketball players. She shot some hoops and showed them some of her skills, much to their delight.
“It was great meeting Alyssa today” said UH Wahine basketball player Sarah Toeaina. “Make-A-Wish made her wish come true and it’s a blessing to be a part of that.”