Joel, 14, of Sioux Falls took a summer vacation that he will never forget.
His wish was to go to Alaska with his family, a wish that came true in July 2012.
Joel has been going through treatment for Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.
Along with his parents, sister and two brothers, he and his family enjoyed the beauty of Alaska, along with many fun activities. They experienced white water rafting on the upper Kenai River, horseback riding, an ATV tour, sightseeing at Kenai Wildlife Refuge and fishing.
His wish was made possible by the 2011 South Dakota Law Enforcement Dinner and Brandon Valley Middle School’s Wax Museum Fundraiser. “We will never forget the wonderful experience you made possible,” said Joel's family.