My cousin, EJ, was a wish kid. After receiving his heart transplant, he was able to go to Hawaii thanks to Make-A-Wish. His wish had a long lasting impact on him and I knew it whenever he spoke about it.
Unfortunately, less than a year after my move to FL, EJ passed. Coincidentally, a month later I found myself volunteering at Give Kids the World, a nonprofit resort that fulfills wishes for kids whose wishes are to go to exciting places in Orlando like Disney World. I got to see kids like EJ every time I volunteered. A few months later I was fortunate enough to be a paid employee of this organization.
Fast forward 4 years and here I am. It’s all come full circle. Everyday, I get to be a part of the impact that a wish has on a kid, their family and community as a part of the staff at Make-Wish Orange County & the Inland Empire. You can be a part of the impact too!
A wish can be the motivation a kid needs to react positively to treatment, it could be crucial for a family to feel connected again and it can be SO MUCH MORE!
Not only is this year my 30th birthday, but this year would have also been EJ’s 30th birthday! It’s a double 30 celebration!
How can you support my campaign?
Make a donation to celebrate our birthdays. How about a Double $30 ($60)?
Order a custom painting made by me! Donation requirement varies by size and complexity of your request.
Help me spread the word. Let your friends and family know I’m doing custom paintings for a good cause. Instagram username @paintingforwishes
Thank you for helping me be a WISH HERO!