After collapsing at home, Tashia was life-flighted to the Oakland Children’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with having acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, which is a rapidly growing blood cancer. Her doctors immediately started her on chemotherapy treatments and she endured four rounds of chemo while her doctors were searching for a bone marrow match for a possible transplant. Luckily, Tashia’s older sister Keisha was an identical match and the two girls suffered together through the painful process. After months in the hospital, Tashia was finally allowed to go home.
Tashia wished to meet the crew of her favorite show, Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” and maybe even accompany them on a paranormal investigation.
For her wish, Tashia got to meet up with Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Godwin from Travel Channel’s show “Ghost Adventures” while they were filming an episode on the reportedly haunted Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet.
Tashia and her family were invited by Zak, Nick and Aaron to join them in investigating some of the stranger happenings that had been reported on the ship. Tashia and her other family members were given various pieces of paranormal investigation equipment and the three hosts explained everything they needed to do to try and evoke a response from whatever entities may be in residence on the Hornet.
“It was so much fun,” said Tashia. “We heard footsteps in the dishwashing room that sounded like military boots. [Beforehand] I thought it would freak me out, but it didn’t…the other group saw a partial apparition cross a doorway…it was just so cool.”
Once the initial investigation was over, Tashia was ready to say goodbye to the crew when Zak, Nick and Aaron presented her with a sweatshirt, t-shirt, autographed pictures and even four pieces of their paranormal equipment that they used to investigate with.
According to Tashia, they gave her the flashlight from the side of Aaron’s camera, two different EMS detectors and an infrared laser thermometer.
“I’ve used them like every five minutes since I got home,” said Tashia.
An extra added surprise came when Zak took his necklace off and placed it around Tashia’s neck. When asked if she had taken it off since her wish, Tashia quickly replied that she never would.
Of her wish, Tashia said, “It was more than I could’ve imagined…I’m already planning a few investigations of my own.”