Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
After two bone marrow transplants and an eight-month hospital stay, 8- year-old Sage and her family needed something to lift their spirits. After receiving information about Make-A-Wish during a hospital visit, Sage’s mother knew that having her daughter’s wish granted was the perfect way for Sage to catch a break. A Disney Cruise allowed Sage along with her brother, sister, and parents to have time to relax in a positive environment. As for Sage, the wish created a more confident child and allowed her self-esteem to blossom. She was finally able to travel, swim and enjoy treats that she wasn’t able to while in the hospital. Her mother recalls, “Seeing the smile on her face as well as her siblings brought back the joy we seemed to have lost during Sage’s transplant process/hospitalization.”
The positive attitude and experience that came from Sage and her wish is what led her to become an ambassador for the 9th annual Walk for Wishes.