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Emmett Takes on London - Sherlock Holmes, Wimbledon, and Parliament

Emmett, Andy and Graham reunited in London.

“ My wish experience was perfect. ”


- Emmett, wish recipient

Sixteen-year old Emmett, currently being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, did not hesitate for a moment when asked to describe his perfect wish.

With his older brother, Graham, studying in London for the semester, Emmett immediately knew he wanted to take a trip to the U.K. with dad Andy to see some of the famous sites and more importantly, spend time with Graham. 

Leaving younger siblings at home, Emmett and his dad spent a week in London, catching up with Graham and exploring iconic locations of some of Emmett’s favorite television shows and sporting events. Knowing Emmett is a tennis buff and a fan of the shows, House of Cards (British version) and Sherlock, Make-A-Wish Vermont arranged for Emmett, Andy, and Graham to take a bus tour of the city, tour Wimbledon, visit the House of Parliament, and participate in the Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour.

Reporting on his trip, Emmett said, “Thank you so much for an amazing experience. I am so grateful to have had my wish granted and had the opportunity to go to London. My wish experience was perfect. I couldn't ask for anything more.” He also offered advice to future Wish Kids – “Life threatening diseases are really difficult, but there are people in the world who want to help, and you can get through it if you stay positive and look forward to your Wish!”

Life threatening diseases are really difficult, but there are people in the world who want to help, and you can get through it if you stay positive and look forward to your Wish! ”

— Emmett, wish recipient

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