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Make-A-Wish Monday: Raphaela travels to Barcelona for a soccer adventure

Raphaela Carillo, 20, had the opportunity to travel to Barcelona, Spain through Make-A-Wish after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. (Photo provided)

Raphaela Carillo, 20, is your latest Monday dose of inspiration.

Diagnose with Hodgkin's Disease, Carillo's wish was to go to Barcelona, Spain.

Her favorite soccer team, FC Barcelona, plays there and she wanted to experience the culture with her family. They were finally able to make that trip in September 2016.

"What made [the] trip so special was being in a new country and traveling to Europe for the first time as a family. We all got to explore Barcelona ... It was an amazing getaway and it really showed me that even though I had cancer and am now in remission, sickness will not hold me back unless I allow it to," Carillo said.

Carillo says her family fell in love with Barcelona and they are already planning on going back.


Check out Kim and Dana's page at Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada.

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