Celine's Story

“I wish to play the ukulele in Hawaii.”- Celine, 15, blood disorder

“As long as I can remember, I have been in pain,” Celine recalls. She’s had a lifetime of harsh medical procedures. It was during recovery from a bone marrow transplant that Celine discovered a therapeutic outlet - the ukulele.

Celine’s wish came naturally - she wanted to visit the place where the ukulele was created. When they arrived, her family was welcomed with a surprise ukulele concert, where Celine played her own song, “My Journey,” on stage.

“Now our daughter is glowing in the light of her wish,” said her father, Wil. “This trip opened her eyes to new dreams and endless opportunities.”