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Miranda finds escape in Hawaii trip


“ Everything was indeed an experience of a lifetime and we created memories we will never forget ”

- Miranda's mother

It takes a lot of help for Miranda to live with her medical problems … her family’s support, and the expertise of the medical professionals at the hospital. In her wish, though, Miranda finds an emotional healing.

Her trip to Hawaii pushed her worries away. Miranda's only appointments were the next luau or the next trip to the beach. Throughout her trip, she felt good in every way. She had the energy to enjoy every moment.

Miranda’s mother, Yvonne, wrote to Make-A-Wish® after the trip to marvel at the wish. “Our whole journey has been filled with ups and downs,” she writes. 

The Make-A-Wish trip tops the list of “up” moments. Yvonne calls it the experience of a lifetime. And not just for her daughter. The entire family felt the relief that comes from putting their worry aside, from making memories, from breaking the cycle of hospital visits. Yvonne also loves how complete strangers reacted to the story of Miranda’s wish.

“I cried every time people were extremely touched by her story and extended extra warm wishes experiences just for her,” she says. “Everything was indeed an experience of a lifetime and we created memories we will never forget.”

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