13-year-old cancer patient returning home after dream visit to St. George Island
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Izzy Mattocks, the 13-year-old cancer patient who WCTV has been following since February, and her family are returning home after a dream visit to St. George Island.
Izzy has been battling stage four neuroblastoma for approximately 10 years.
She got the chance to live on St. George Island after a local homeowner offered up her residence to the family in February.
Then, the Franklin County community threw a ‘llama birthday party’ for her to celebrate her 13th birthday.
She then had the opportunity to swim with dolphins, another dream of hers.
Izzy then went on a hot air balloon ride with her family.
Thursday, the Mattocks family said they were returning home to Indiana.
In a Facebook post, the family wrote, “Are we ready for real life? Not even close. Are we ready for home? 100%”
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