At four years old she was told it was time for her second open heart surgery. She was scared and in pain, but she was too brave to show it. We were referred to Make-A-Wish and just before her surgery we got to meet with a Wish Granter where she let them know how much she wanted to meet Moana.
To prep for her surgery we were told to expect a week of recovery time in the hospital, and then up to six weeks at home, before she'd feel up to playing like a four year old again. A month before turning five she went in for her surgery. In the hospital she'd tell every person she saw that she had to get better so she could go on her wish trip and meet Moana. It was all she talked about the entire time she recovered. Three days after surgery we were heading home. A week later she was running around with her sister...literally running!
I know she wouldn't have recovered half as fast if she hadn't been so focused on getting her wish.
Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. They wish to work in a pickle factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all the buttons in a tall building's elevator. These wishes give them something fun to focus on, a dream turns to a reality, and they have something to fight for.
Now more than ever, the world needs the hope of a wish come true. Together, we can help grant more wishes. Please donate today, every dollar helps.
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