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(ABCNEWS) -- Most people are eager escape the winter weather and head for a tropical destination. For Sophia Galvan, 6, of Tampa, Florida seeing snow would be a wish come true.

Sophia is fighting nasopharyngeal rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that causes soft tissue tumors to appear in children, according to ABC affiliate WVII inBangor, Maine. When theMake-A-Wish Foundationgave her the chance to make a desire come true, the young Florida girl had a simple request, the foundation told ABCNews.com: to see snow and build a snow man.