Thank you for your interest in donating to this amazing organization. Words can’t express the sadness and grief we have all felt over the last year watching Sidney decline. She had a strong and lively spirit and we will cherish the memories we’ve collected of her jokes, singing, dancing, and playfulness. She will always be our Silly Goose, our Toots Mcgee, our Sweet Petunia, our Sid-Lou, and our Dandelion. She battled cancer three times in her life with amazing courage. Even this last round was met with such maturity for a girl her age. I can’t even express the effort we've all put in to find the right food, the right song, or the right activity to turn her mood around when things were rough. It's funny how it was always the littlest pleasures, like splashing mom in the bathtub or tricking dad with a Whoopee Cushion, that allowed her beautiful smile to return again. It was amazing to see her joyful personality shine through even in the toughest moments. She has been surrounded by immense love and compassion and we can’t thank all of you enough for that.
A few years ago, Sidney received her Wish through this organization and together we all headed out to California to attend a Fresh Beat Band concert where Sidney was invited to meet the band after the show. She was greeted by the musicians with extra special attention at a slower pace to accommodate her low vision needs. She was so elated! It was all she talked about for months.
I started this fundraiser to help grant wishes for other children battling critical illnesses. These kids and their families have struggled more than anyone should. A break from hospitals and IVs with their perpetual alarms and beeping and pressure cuffs can do wonders for a family. Make a Wish provides a chance for the family to escape and forget the pain and exhaustion for a moment.
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 of the buttons in a tall building's elevator.
A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illnesses. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically.
More kids are waiting for their wishes. Please help by donating today.
Thank you for your continued love and support. Your donation will go a long way helping another family take a break from their perpetual struggle.