A 16-year-old girl’s wish for a trailer large enough to take her eight-member family on camping vacations came true as the Children’s Wish Foundation drove up the family’s driveway with a 32-foot trailer big enough to hold the whole crew.
The Cape Breton Post reported that the RV came courtesy of Stone’s RV Centre of Sydney Forks, Nova Scotia, which makes two to three of its trailers available each year for children’s wishes.
Victoria Ritcey went into complete renal failure just before her ninth birthday. She underwent two weeks of renal dialysis treatment before getting the call she was a match for a kidney. The surgery went ahead in late March 2007.
“It happened that fast. And she was discharged for home the fourth of May (2007),” said her mom, Margaret Ann Ritcey.
She’s been undergoing regular biopsies and had to be hospitalized for two weeks that fall to receive medical treatment for organ rejection the doctors were expecting, Margaret Ann said.
Victoria said her family has never been able to go on vacations because of the cost involved.
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“Our family does travel a lot so it would be nice to stay somewhere for a little while and then go other places,” she said.