Since most of our keiki wish to travel, the need for money and miles is always pertinent, but especially in the summer when school is out and wish kids are able to travel. Here are some of the life-changing wishes that you’ve helped take flight!
Three-year-old Veda wished to go to the Big Apple – a place of many sights and sounds that until now, she has only seen on TV. Her family had so much fun visiting Coney Island and riding all of the thrilling roller coasters at Luna Park. Every moment of her trip was healing, as her family bonded over Subway rides and swing sets – new memories that helped them break away from routine visits to the doctors. Mom said the girls will remember the simplest moments from this trip, reminding us that the impact of a wish lasts well beyond the dates of the trip with lifelong memories of hope, strength and joy.
Jin's wish flew him all the way to L.A. to record his rap single, “Gonna Shine” with the industry professionals at The Village Studios. Speaking about the triumphs in his life while battling a heart condition, as well as the bullying that he previously dealt with, Jin’s wish boosted his confidence and helped him soar to new heights through the healing power of music. Jin once again believes in himself and his future – the true power of a wish.
We all shouted “Swish!” when Trevor went on his wish to tour the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Not only did he tour the entire facility, but he also received a pair of custom shoes and tons of hot new gear. The fun continued on their down time, as the family adventured on hikes and toured their favorite collegiate campus, University of Oregon! Trevor was able to combine his love of shoes, socks and design into this ballin’ wish. He didn’t let his battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma stifle his “Just Do It” persona. Thanks to you, he is more inspired than ever.
Faith set sail on her wish to go on a Disney Cruise Line Adventure. On the Disney Fantasy, the family soaked up all of the surreal experiences Disney is known for creating. Faith got a mermaid makeover from every little girl’s dream salon, The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! As their luxurious ship stopped in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, this family got to swim with dolphins, ride bobsleds through the lush Jamaican forest, and bask on the Bahama sands. Mom said that all the wonder and exploration took Faith further away from the current norm of hospital stays and doctor appointments, opening her world to a joy-filled place of discovery. As they took in every moment, mom said they really began to experience “all the things that make life so special.”
Thank you for making these moments happen. When wishes receive their wings, the impossible suddenly becomes possible, instilling needed hope, strength and joy to help our keiki overcome their medical battles. See more wishes in flight from this summer on our Facebook here.