April 24, 2013
Teen on Make-A-Wish Fishing Trip Scores Monster Marlin
By Joe Cermele
Yesterday I posted a story about a 12-year-old kid that beat a big bull shark on a hand line. Today I found another epic tale of youth versus monster fish. Nineteen-year-old Sterling Ellis of Houston, TX, is in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma per this article on THV11.com, though he'll be undergoing a bone marrow transplant in the very near future. Now, if I'm not mistaken, the Make-A-Wish Foundation can set up almost anything you want...lunch with Jim Carrey, drum lessons with Tommy Lee, or perhaps a tour of the Playboy mansion. Sterling asked Make-A-Wish to take him big-game fishing in Hawaii, where he scored a 700-pound class marlin. I couldn't think of a finer choice. Good luck with the surgery, my friend.