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Eity Finds a Friend to Keep

  • Kisses from sweet Kuku! Photo courtesy of Darcy Fiero.

  • Eity's storybook that revealed her wish come true page by page. Photo courtesy of Rayen Watanabe.

  • Eity being picked up by a limo for her one true wish! Photo courtesy of Rayen Watanabe.

  • Taking the first step in their magical journey to Petco to get everything a puppy needs! Photo courtesy of Monica Lau Photography.

  • Having fun shopping in Petco with her two best friends. Photo courtesy of Monica Lau Photography.

  • Eity with her family and friends and Petco employees who helped her pick out everything she needed for her new pup! Photo courtesy of Rayen Watanabe.

  • Eity holding her best friend's hand as she runs down the path to a litter of puppies! Photo courtesy of Darcy Fiero.

  • Dozens of volunteers came out to help us celebrate this puppy wish come true! Photo courtesy of Darcy Fiero.

  • Five rescued puppies were brought by the Hawaiian humane Society for Eity to choose from. Photo courtesy of Rayen Watanabe.

  • "That one!" said Eity choosing her new puppy. Photo courtesy of Darcy Fiero.

  • Kuku! Eity's new puppy! Photo courtesy of Monica Lau Photography.

  • Eity holding her new puppy near. Photo courtesy of Darcy Fiero.

  • Eity holding and kissing Kuku. So much love for the new pup! Photo courtesy of Monica Lau Photography.

“ Mom, it's time to get my puppy! Let's go! ”

- Eity, wish kid

At just five years old, Eity battles chronic renal failure and has already undergone kidney transplant surgery. After receiving a new life-giving kidney, Eity had a long road of recovery ahead of her and it was through this time of healing that she discovered her one true wish.

Therapy dogs would often visit Eity in the hospital to help make her smile and lift her spirits. It was this joy during her medical battle that inspired her ultimate wish to have a puppy of her own – one that she could “grow big with.”

With the support of the Hawaiian Humane Society and the Petco Foundation, Make-A-Wish Hawaii staff and volunteers helped create a magical wish journey that came to life through a storybook.

It was a story about a young girl named Eity who found herself in the midst of a fairytale while on her journey to find her “furever” friend.

Click on the image below to read about Eity's magical journey. 


Special Thanks: Hawaiian Humane Society, Christina Kam, Suzy Tam, Petco Pearl City, Jerry Coble, Roann Gatdual, Safeway Aiea Bakery, Monica Lau Photography, Darcy Fiero Photography, Lifted Creative Studio, Cherry on Top, Platinum Limo, Volunteers, interns & Wish Granters: Candice Zemina and Danielle Marstaller.

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