Jade Shovlin, 20, from Roker was diagnosed on May 22 with cancer of the oesophagus which doctors said is incurable.
She was told following her diagnosis that she has less than two years to live, leaving those close to her devastated.
Now that dream is one step closer after more than £10,000 was raised and a stranger stepped in to help.
Canadian author T.R Todd wrote a book about the infamous swimming pigs who live on an island in the Bahamas.
When he and resort owner Peter Nicholson saw Jade’s story online he contacted her and has offered to help arrange an all expenses paid trip.
Jade was delighted when they got in touch.
Click here to read more about Jade’s story in the Sunderland Echo.