In May of 2007, Christina was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is a form of bone cancer. Doctors discovered the tumor in her bone below her right knee. They removed the tumor and had to replace her knee, and insert a rod into her leg. Christina then began aggressive chemotherapy treatments. She must visit her doctors often and requires a wheelchair for distance.
Christina’s wish was to meet the President of the United States, George W. Bush and the meet-and-greet took place in the Oval Office. “It was fantastic! I’ve always wanted to go to Washington D.C. and meeting the president was surreal!”
For nearly 20 minutes, President Bush and Christina chatted about everything from Abraham Lincoln to Christina’s college plans. He even presented Christina with a special gift to take with her to school: a silver bookmark with the Presidential Seal on it.