By Greg Ford
Makenzi Ronnau was the victim of deception last Wednesday.
The 15-year-old Sachse JV cheerleader, who also is currently in remission from lymphoma, was informed that she was partaking in a scavenger hunt at the Dallas Zoo, which was designed to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Makenzi left school and gladly participated in what turned out to be a ruse, even attempting to be the first person to reach a local radio crew at Victory Park with all the items she collected.
However, after getting there, Makenzi realized she’d been duped, but in a good way. The entire charade was designed so she could discover that the Make-A-Wish Foundation had given her a 10-day trip to Australia.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all,” Makenzi said. “It was a total surprise. When everyone came out and told me, I was in shock and had no words. It was crazy.”
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