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Big Island Wish Keiki Beretta’s Backyard Wish


May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017 – (Captain Cook, Hawaii) At just 3-years-old, Beretta’s bubbly personality fills up any room. And just like any other 3-year-old, she loves arts and crafts, puppies and playing outside. Growing up in Captain Cook on the Big Island, Beretta has a fondness for the outdoors. However, being born with serious congenital heart defect has restricted her from going to parks and playing with other kids as she gets ill very easily. Her grandmother shared that Beretta constantly asks to go on swings and slides and with a heavy heart, her grandmother would have to say no.

When Beretta’s Wish Granters knocked on her door and asked what her one true wish would be, there was not an ounce of hesitation – Beretta wanted a backyard playset of her very own! She closed her eyes and pictured her dream playset and requested for a swing, slide, climbing wall and a special place where she can sit and create art.

On May 20, 2017, thanks to the incredible community and Home Depot in Hilo, we were able to turn her fantasy into a reality!

We currently have 13 children on the Big Island alone awaiting their one true wish and we need your help! Join us as a volunteer wish granter and make one of those special wishes come true for a local child in your neighborhood. We hope Beretta’s wish can inspire the community to join us, June 25 on the Big Island for Wish Granter training and help grant wishes for kids like Beretta. We would not be able to do what we do if it wasn’t for the community of Hawaii. Interested? Contact our Outreach Coordinator, Will Phelps at

About Make-A-Wish® Hawaii: Since 1982, Make-A-Wish® Hawaii has granted life-changing wishes to over 13,000 wish kids and their families. The Hawaii chapter is among the busiest in the nation as it not only grants wishes to keiki on all islands, it also coordinates and hosts the wishes of children from around the world who wish to see Hawaii.

The Make-A-Wish Hawaii chapter aims to grant the wish of each and every Hawaii child with a life-threatening medical condition, and each year the power of a wish extends beyond the children served, into communities at large. With more than 600 volunteers and more than 200 business partners statewide, wishes bring people together and spread hope, strength and joy to all involved.

To learn more about Make-A-Wish Hawaii, visit or call 808-537-3118.


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Honolulu, HI  96805

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