Flash Mob Surprises Make-A-Wish Recipient

A pediatric cancer patient from Dallas got a big surprise when she her wish was revealed by Make-A-Wish at Medical City Children's Hospital on Monday.

Medical City Children's Hospital employees revealed the wish through a coordinated flash mob dance.

Make-A-Wish North Texas will send 11-year-old Alex Kiker and her family on a beach vacation.

Alex has Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that develops from cells in the lymphatic system, part of the body's immune system.

Alex wished for a beach vacation in an over-water bungalow to be able to spend time with her family and dive right into the ocean.

"My one true wish was to go to Bora Bora and stay on an over-water bungalow. I saw that a lot of YouTubers do that and go there. I've been wanting to do that for a long time, so that's what I picked," Alex said.

In coordination with National Nurses Week, Medical City Children's Hospital nurses participated in this wish reveal and flash mob, as it is a rare opportunity for Medical City Children's Hospital nurses to take part in a wish reveal.

"A lot of our job is really heard and if we share in these happy moments that bring joy to the kids and families that we take care, it makes it all worthwhile," said Deb Echtenkamb, a staff member at Medical City Children's.

"I know when I have patients, just to see the end result, we don't always get to see the end results and happy results," said Alex's mother, Brandi Kiker, who is also a nurse.

"She was so strong and has a good attitude. She made it easier on us as parents because we didn't have to worry so much," her mother said.

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