A WISH COME TRUE: 10-year-old boy, family bound for Hawaii
Jaxon Page has big plans for his family’s upcoming trip to Hawaii.
“Do you know ‘Cruise’ by Florida- Georgia Line?” the 10-year-old says. “I’m gonna sing that on stage.”
Jaxon Page and his family are going on a trip to Hawaii, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 10-year-old has two types of cancer and a rare brain disorder.
Add to that sightseeing tours, a trip to Pearl Harbor and maybe snorkeling with some dolphins.
“I’m ready to have fun, to get out of the state,” Jaxon said.
The young boy, joined by his mother, Jillian, brother Hayden, and grandmother, Dean Eaves, will spend a week in the Aloha State, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening conditions. They’ll catch a plane in Jackson Thursday and return home to Decatur March 2.
The trip will be a welcome respite from the Page family’s typical routine.
Jaxon has two types of cancer – leukemia and adult cancer – and a rare brain disorder called Klüver–Bucy syndrome. He’s the only Mississippian diagnosed with the syndrome, which affects his memory and makes it hard for him to remember familiar people and places.
His mother likens the condition to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
“He has no short-term memory,” Jillian Page said. “He remembers a long time ago or a few weeks ago, but sometimes he doesn’t remember yesterday.”
About a year ago, the family planned to make the Hawaii trip, but couldn’t because Jaxon was too sick. He finally recovered, making this year’s trip possible.
Jillian Page credits her deep faith for Jaxon’s recovery.
“I gave it over to God – God is great,” she said. “I knew it was going to happen, because God is the healer of all healers. Through God, anything is possible.”
Every day, Jaxon takes multiple medications for his ailments, making him moody and tired. But the young boy still has a sunny disposition, smiling brightly when asked about the family’s vacation.
“I feel great – very great,” he said.
Jillian Page, for her part, is excited about the trip.
“I’m excited to go because he’s excited,” she said. “For him, it’s his wish, and it’s finally coming true. He’s finally getting to go after everything he’s been through. It’s been a hard situation, so I can’t wait to go.”
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