Good things come in small packages certainly rings true for six-year-old Micah who may be small in stature, but is big in spirit.
Her weakened physical condition leaves her in a wheelchair, but her dreams and determination to become a ballerina lift her spirit and inspire all those who meet her. With the support of her hometown community, Micah had her moment in the spotlight when she was transformed into a ballerina for a day.
From attending a Pacific Northwest Ballet dance practice to being honored on stage during one of their performances, Micah's magical wish experience began weeks prior to her actual wish day! She prepared for her onstage debut by taking ballet lessons at a local dance school. After many hours of hard work and practice, her special day finally arrived.
On a sun-kissed summer morning, a limousine arrived at her home and whisked her away to a hair salon for some primping. With her hair perfectly coiffed she slipped into her petite pink costume and was ready to take to the stage.
To Micah's surprise, hundreds of adoring fans lined a red carpet in anticipation of her grand entrance to the performance hall. People were waving and calling out her name. Flowers were presented to this wide-eyed dreamer and some fans even came prepared with signs showing their support. Moments later, in front of a sold-out crowd, Micah stole the show as she danced to the Cinderella classic, "In My Own Little World, In My Own Little Chair." The audience erupted with enthusiastic applause and gave her a standing ovation.
Making things even more memorable, this special day went down in history as the local Mayor officially proclaimed it "Micah's day". Micah and 100 of her closest family and friends celebrated her debut with a VIP party fit for a star!
Special thanks: Wish granting volunteers Suzanne Patrick, Denise and AJ Thiebeault, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Anne Todd Photography