Teen wins Make-A-Wish Foundation vacation, lands an additional surprise

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by Nicole Harrell

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 10:22 PM

(WHAS11) -- A 19-year-old made the catch of a lifetime during a Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii. Sterling Ellis is in remission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

As part of his trip from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he went deep sea fishing off the coast of Hawaii. He landed an 11 foot long, 759 pound marlin which didn't give up without a fight.

It took Ellis and the boat's crew more than an hour to reel in the massive fish. Ellis will get to keep the marlin's bill as a trophy and souvenir.

He will undergo a bone marrow transplant when he gets home.
 

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