While 10-year-old Noelia faced chemotherapy twice a week for an entire year, she received news that gave her the strength to fight harder: she would receive a wish.
From that moment, Noelia’s wish was a much-needed distraction and aided in her healing. She spent hours daydreaming about a family trip instead of focusing on the pain of treatment.
Research shows children, like Noelia, who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This improves quality of life and produces better health outcomes. For that, we thank you!
Special thanks to: Adopt-A-Wish sponsor Seattle Sounders FC, Make-A-Wish Hawaii and wish-granting volunteers Carolina Ayala de Freeman and Anne Hess.