Teen with cancer has wish granted

Teen with cancer has wish granted
Holden Glenn. (Source: KWES.)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The North Texas Make-a-Wish Foundation and Game Stop of Odessa came together Thursday to help make dreams come true.

16-year-old Holden Glenn is a cancer patient. He was granted a shopping spree and the parts needed to make a gaming console.

But the biggest gift of the day was the ability to be a normal teenager.

He said gaming allows him to talk and make friends from around the world.

"Be able to talk to people from like from who knows where, and be able to work together to solve like a task and being able to talk to other people. When you can't really go out and see people and you are under isolation it really helps," said Holden.

Holden and his family applied with Make-a-Wish Foundation a few months ago, and although his long list of wishes caused a longer wait, it was all worth it in the end.

"He was very specific so that is going to take a little longer. He didn't want just an out of the box computer, he wanted one that would handle all the games he could possibly play. He could put together and build himself and that required some special parts," said Dena Glenn, Holden's mother.

Right now he is recovering from a transplant. The recovery and chemotherapy process is nothing new.

"On and off, since he was two-years-old, so we have been doing this for 14 years. The first time he went through over three years of chemotherapy and we got him in remission for three years. Then when he was eight he relapsed again. We had to do a bone morrow transplant," said Dena.

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