ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — While visiting the Jacksonville International Airport you will see a new addition to the campus.
Thirty decorated Christmas trees all benefiting a dream trip for 5-year-old Sloane Stadt who was battling with leukemia.
In February of 2020 she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
She received chemotherapy for months and in summer of 2020 she underwent a bone marrow transplant with her sister Charlotte who was her donor.
“Hospital stays, bone marrow transplants every week, seeing the oncologist every week, and now its once every two months and the blood work we got a couple months ago showed no signs of leukemia, said Sloane's mother Ashley Stadt.
During those trying times, Stadt says Dreams Come True, a locally based dream granting organization for children battling life-threatening illnesses, was right by her family’s side.
“Their one reason were here were thriving and were thankful every day that she is here on this earth," said Stadt.
This year, Dreams Come True picked Sloane to choose a dream trip of her choice.
“Our whole goal is to send children and their families on trips and hers is actually Disney which is our most popular dream that we do. So she’ll be going in march and its all possible because of the support of our community,” said Andrea Siracusa, director of community relations for dreams come true.
The Jacksonville International airport has 30 decorated Christmas trees where visitors at the airport can vote on their favorite tree through a minimum one-dollar donation that can be put into the ballot boxes near the trees or you can go here.
“The goal is raise as much as we can so it can support Sloane's dream and hopefully another child," said Siracusa.