Five-year-old Hannah is living with leukaemia and was only three years old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia.
"It was a shock to our whole family. Incredibly scary," says Hannah's mum. Hannah endured chemotherapy for two long years. She became thin and pale, her hair fell out, and she sometimes struggled to walk."
Last December, Hannah, now five years old, finished her treatment and was strong enough for a major milestone in her cancer journey - her wish. She has always been mad about animals - especially cats! Hannah loves to wear clothing with cat designs, and there are many cat-themed furnishings in her home. It's no surprise that her nickname at preschool is "the kittycat kid".
Hannah’s wish journey began with an elaborate plan "to see a snow tiger and to sleep in the jungle in a campervan." Big dreams for this adventurous girl! Hannah and the wish team eventually agreed that a family campervan road trip, including lots of animal encounters and cat-themed activities was the perfect wish experience for Hannah.
Hannah's Roadtrip Adventure
Travelling from their home in Blenheim, Hannah and her family flew by plane to the beautiful Hawke's Bay - picking up their 'home on wheels' for the next week. Exploring the Hawke's Bay Hannah's first animal encounter was at the Farmyard Zoo where she also enjoyed a pony and miniature train ride.