Julie is a 35-year-old mother of three: Archer (9), Jasmine (5) and Malcolm (3), In the face of her metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, Julie’s wish was to take her kids on a fun trip where they could make happy memories and come home with a disc full of pictures to cherish.
In her wish application, Julie mentioned how creative and imaginative her kids are - she wanted to show them how their imaginations could turn into reality
On Christmas Day, Julie, her husband Mike and their three children flew to a week long family getaway trip to Turks and Caicos Islands. The kids were excited for all the sun, food, and swimming– but most of all, they were excited to meet their favourite Sesame Street characters. They boarded a plane for the first time in their lives and began a week of spending quality time together without doctor’s appointments and hospital visits. They went snorkeling, met all the Sesame Street characters at a night-time street parade, and surfed in the wave pool, floating down the lazy river.
In Julie’s words, “Thank you to Mélanie’s Way for sending us out… it meant a lot to us being able to get lots of memories and photos and videos.”