Experience Genie grants cancer survivor a week of wishes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As Karin Pitzel walks through the doors at Subaru of Jacksonville, she doesn't exactly know why her friend brought her here. But she quickly finds out!

"Your nursing school nominated you for a week of wishes," says Ingrid with the Experience Genie.

Karin is battling breast cancer all while getting her nursing degree and raising four children. The Experience Genie, also known as Joshua Dawson, will be treating her to a spa day, racing a Lamborghini, horse back riding, a concert and much more this week!

The Experience Genie travels, looking for cancer survivors to surprise with a dream day of experiences. Dawson said he began doing this for a very special reason.

"I lost my father at an early age, so I don't get to do these things with him. So I live vicariously through these experiences," says Dawson.

Karin's friends say she inspires all of them. While the thought of cancer treatments, school and raising a family of four can seem impossible to some, Karin said she is no superwoman.

"I just do what I have to for my kids," said Karin.

It is surprises like this one from the Experience Genie that Karin says teaches her children about hope.

"No matter what you go through, there is always good things that happen in the end. You have to take the bad and just look to the good," said Karin as she wipes away tears.

She has a very big week ahead of her and keep Karin in your thoughts on Friday. She is going through her last surgery and taking a final exam!

For more on the Experience Genie visit: www.ExperienceGenie.com.


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