Racienda’s wish was to go to Selawik, Alaska for Christmas. Diagnosed with Leukemia over a year earlier, Racienda had spent most of that year in treatment in Seattle and Anchorage at the Alaska Native Children’s Center. WIsh Upon the North Star Granted her wish. Having spent only 11 days at home that year, Racienda went to Selawik to see her family and two dogs, Baby and Quincy. She was accompanied by her 21-year-old sister, Christina. The two sisters spent approximately 10 days at home with family and friends. Board members of Wish Upon the North Star made sure Racienda had spending money and Christmas gifts for her family.