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Danbury teen battling leukemia gets wish fulfilled

A teen from Danbury who is battling leukemia is getting a boost from Make-a-Wish and Macy’s Believe Campaign.  The Make-A-Wish foundation is seeking to capture the joy and generosity of the holiday season.  The organization is partnering with Macy’s Believe letter-writing campaign, with the retailer donating $1 for every letter dropped off or submitted online, up to $1 million, to help grant wishes for children battling critical illnesses. 

As part of the campaign, celebrations will be held across the country each Wednesday to grant the wish of a local Make-A-Wish child. 

Yesterday, the Danbury location welcomed 16 year-old Alexandra Chakar.  She wishes to go to Australia.  The High School senior loves marine animals and will get to have the opportunity to snorkel, with the help of Macy’s and Make-A-Wish. 

(Photo: All Rich Images)

Alexandra was diagnosed in June.  She is now nearing the end of her treatment, with her last chemo treatment right after Thanksgiving.  

The standout on the Hatters cross country and track teams missed the fall season and was home schooled while undergoing chemotherapy.

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