To Celebrate a Winning Battle with Cancer, Man Flies 33 Family Members to Hawaii for Free Using Airline Points
Nowadays, it is not uncommon to hear interesting terms such as shopping therapy or even shopping addiction, which shows how materialistic people have become.
In fact, some experts say that instead of spending our money on expensive or not so expensive things, we would be much happier if we invested that money in creating exciting experiences. And that’s exactly what a family man from North Carolina just did, and took 33 family members with him.
Sam Pratt just pulled off the ultimate family vacation thanks to racking up an incredible amount of airline mileage points — and his entire 33-member family was in shock when they found out what he planned to do with all the points.
Pratt was able to take his family, ranging from the ages of two to 72, to Hawaii for free after saving over a million frequent flyer miles with Southwest Airlines. The trip, where the family celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and a gender reveal party, also had one more major celebration: Pratt’s cancer, which he battled for a year, had entered remission, according to My State Line.
“When we heard the doctors say the words ‘remission’ and that he would be able to live with this type of cancer and then he got cleared to fly, we were just jumping up and down,” Emily Peterson, Pratt’s daughter, told the outlet.
With the knowledge that Pratt’s cancer was in remission and the fact that he had so many frequent flyer miles courtesy of Southwest Airlines, the choice to host a family reunion in Hawaii seemed like the perfect idea.
“I couldn’t think of a better gift to give than travel because not only do you get the travel but you get the memories that go with that,” Pratt said.
The large family agrees that this trip has been an absolute dream.
“Never in a million years [did] we think this would be possible. This is a dream. It truly, truly is,” Pratt said.
Source My State Line