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Make-A-Wish Monday: Meet Fabian

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Wish kid Fabian received a college scholarship to UNLV. (Photo courtesy Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada)

Fabian is a smart and driven 18-year-old who dreams of making a difference. He loves learning, playing soccer and spending time with his family.

Diagnosed with cancer in 2018, Fabian has been on a medical journey full of biopsies, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

One of his biggest dreams is to study medicine with the goal of becoming a nurse, and when it came to his wish, he knew he wanted something that would have a lasting effect on his future.

His wish for a college scholarship to UNLV became a reality just in time for the start of college. Not only will Fabian be a first-generation college graduate in the years to come, but he will also be the first person in his family to pursue a career in the medical field.

The wish reveal was a complete surprise to Fabian and his parents. They thought they were heading for a normal appointment at The Wishing Place, but it turned into a safe and socially distanced celebration, complete with a big check with Fabian's name on it.

Visit wish.org/snv to learn more about Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada. You can also sign up for the Walk for Wishes taking place later this month.

This year's Walk for Wishes will be a virtual event happening from April 25 to 29. Registration is free, with a $25 suggested donation, and all registered walkers will receive a free t-shirt.

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