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Make-A-Wish sending local teen to Spain

Posted at 7:10 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 14:53:58-05

Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada had quite the surprise Sunday for a local teen.

18-year-old Efrain Jurardo-Montes, a recent graduate of Mojave High School, has been diagnosed with a germ cell tumor. He had been a goalie for his school's soccer team and wanted to travel to Spain to see his favorite soccer team play.

Juardo thought he was going to play a FIFA video game soccer tournament with his friends at GameWorks when he was greeted by Make-A-Wish volunteers, who announced that his wish was becoming a reality.

"They left me speechless," Jurardo-Montes said. "I don't know what to say."

Jurardo-Montes and his family will head to Madrid, Spain in less than two weeks to see the team play and spend a week in the country.