January 27, 2016 6:15 pm
Updated: January 28, 2016 10:18 am

Grammys Red Carpet, after-party in store for Halifax teen who battled cancer

WATCH ABOVE: It was a very exciting lunch break for one maritime student today. Seventeen-year-old Cynthia Goshn was surrounded by her family and friends when she learned she would soon be leaving on a trip of a lifetime. Global's Alexa Maclean reports.


Seventeen-year-old Cynthia Ghosn got the surprise of a lifetime during her school lunch break Wednesday.

The 12th grader will be seeing all the stars walking the red carpet at this year’s Grammy Awards, thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

“We’re going to the Grammys then the after-party, I just discovered today,” Ghosn said.

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Finding out she had a ticket to the after-party was the icing on the cake of Ghosn’s wish. Ghosn was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma three years ago.

“It’s absolutely incredible, like just the experience to share this opportunity with the kids that they can create these wonderful memories with their families and just have a trip away that they can forget all about the illness at home,” Children’s Wish Coordinator Jacob Rafuse said.

Ghosn spent two months in the IWK Children’s Hospital fighting the cancer in her lymphatic system. The Children’s Wish Foundation grants wishes to children between the ages of three and 17 who are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.

“I think that I stuck through it pretty well, like I kept a positive attitude throughout the treatment cause I knew I wasn’t going to help myself if I just like sat around and thought the worst,”Ghosn said.

Her family will be joining her on the trip, including one of her biggest cheerleaders, her sister Samantha Ghosn.

“I’m very proud of my sister, she’s been through a lot and she absolutely deserves this wish. It’s just insane, like, seeing where she was three years ago and then now,” Samantha said.

“It’s not even about her wishes, it’s about her health and she’s doing really well.”


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