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Simon's wish to go to New Zealand to see Hobbiton

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“ The trip was a much-needed escape for Simon & our family ”


- Simon's dad

Fourteen-year-old Simon loves the movie all The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings movies! He loves them so much that when asked what he would wish for, Simon immediately said a trip to New Zealand to see the film set of Hobbiton. Simon is battling Desmoplastic Cell Tumor, an aggressive type of cancer, that has replaced his teenage years of socials and school activities with endless doctor appointments and surgeries. Simon, who has always had a passion for Sci-fi movies couldn’t wait to see his first movie set in real life.

Simon’s wish to go to New Zealand to explore the sets of The Hobbit came true in July of 2014! Simon and his family spent over a week exploring almost all of New Zealand. They experienced Hot Water Beach, where Simon dug out his very own hot tub in the sand, got adventurous with some white-water rafting, caught a wave surfing and hiked around Mount Dome. But Simon’s favorite part of his wish was the tour of the Hobbiton set!

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