Dallas dreamed of being a mermaid. She loved to swim, being in the water and she especially loved dolphins. When Dallas was 13 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer. Because of her treatments and after an extensive surgery on her leg, she could no longer swim and she could barely walk. She mainly moved around in a wheel chair. After enduring many hours of physical therapy, she progressed to crutches and finally to walking and swimming again! When Dallas learned that Make-A-Wish was going to grant her one true wish, she waited to go until she recovered so she could fully enjoy the experience. Dallas said, "Maybe Make-A-Wish can't make me a mermaid, but they have been able to make one of my dreams come true." Her wish inspired her to stay positive and work hard through her treatments, surgery and recovery.