Make-A-Wish America is an organization near and dear to my heart, and something that always comes to mind when I think of good news stories. Make-A-Wish, to put it simply, grants wishes. Specifically, their team of donors and volunteers does everything in their power to make wishes come true for terminally ill children.
When our third child was born with Trisomy 13, his doctors referred our family for a wish. Because his life expectancy was so short, we were encouraged to do what they call a “comfort wish,” which involved the Make-A-Wish staff taking us on a $1,000 shopping spree for things we needed and things that would make his room a happy place to be. Not only was it fun, but there were many places that donated items after finding out we were with Make-A-Wish, and that made our $1,000 last even longer.
The story I’m featuring today takes a different twist: Zoe, an eighteen-year-old with cystic fibrosis, spent enough time in the hospital that when it came time for her wish to be granted, she chose to share it with others. Her wish involved giving the fifth floor of the hospital a makeover so it would provide a more cheerful space for the children who were long-term patients there.
How many of us would give away a wish? Zoe’s story can be found here.
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