Our Wish Stories

Princess Erin’s Wish is Granted

“Mummy, are you sad for me because I’m sick?” 4-year-old Erin asked in July of 2014. Finding out that her daughter was diagnosed with cancer left Elaine sobbing in the hospital. Erin has Wilms’ Tumor, a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. “When they took Erin from my knee for the biopsy, she held her arms out and said, ‘Mommy! No, please!’ and my husband’s eyes and mine filled with ...

Nathan’s Most Heartfelt Wish Realized

At just a few days old, Nathan was diagnosed with an unknown neurological condition which was later determined to be Pontocerebellar Hypoplasis Type 2A. Nathan is non-verbal, tube-fed and uses a wheelchair. He also has epilepsy and severe global development delay. Nathan, now 9 years-old, wished for a backyard hot tub, which was installed at the end of this summer. Nathan’s two most favorite thing ...

Spider Mable Saves the Day!

On September 28th, a villain who calls himself Mysterio wreaked havoc throughout the City of Edmonton. He even kidnapped Oilers captain, Andrew Ference. With few clues to go on, Edmonton police and Mayor Iveson called the only person who could help solve the mystery – Spider Mable! Six-year-old Mable may be short in stature but she makes up for it with incredible amounts of energy, a bubbly person ...

Jacob Meets Black Sabbath

Jacob’s ultimate wish came true when he had the opportunity to meet his favourite classic rock group, Black Sabbath, and legendary original front man, Ozzy Ozborne! This 16-year-old Sabbath fan from Pasadena, Newfoundland was absolutely thrilled when his wish was granted to attend their concert in Hamilton, Ontario with his Mom, and best friend Patrick. Nearly two weeks after the show, his feet st ...

A Special Name for a Special Child

A very special child with a very unique name deserves a most magical wish. T’Onia (tee-own-a) wishes to go on a Disney cruise. She is 6 and has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, is visually impaired and non-verbal. Her dad Cavaliers and step-mom Tanya, know not to take anything for granted, not even the ability to scratch your nose. They knew the simple things that most people are able to do, like feed ...

A Future Marine Biologist Goes Shark Tagging

While many people are terrified of sharks, 14-year-old Zach loves them! He volunteers at his local aquarium in Vancouver and dreams of one day focusing his passion into a career. His mom, Isabel said, “When he was really young, he wanted to be a ‘scientist of everything’, but about six years ago he decided quite adamantly that he’d specialize in marine biology.” Zach is an incredibly sharp and soc ...

Mady’s Wish

Meeting Mary Poppins Madelyn is six years old and has Cerebral Palsy. She suffers from seizures and has had to have two surgeries in her life. Madelyn encounters countless hospital visits, which have become a part of her life. One of the many things Madelyn adores is the beloved character Mary Poppins. Over the last few years, Madelyn has turned to her favourite movie to help her through her diffi ...

Dylan’s Man Cave

Sixteen-year-old Dylan was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in which cancer starts in immune cells called B-cells, and is currently undergoing intense therapy treatments. His family and friends have been his greatest support system and in thinking about his most heartfelt wish, Dylan’s answer was simple… a “man cave” games room with sports memorabilia where he can ...

Princess Myla Meets Princess Belle

Myla was diagnosed with an aggressive form of rhabdomyosarcoma in 2015 and began chemo treatments only three days later. After being diagnosed, she had to leave behind her friends at school in Penticton and spend a year being moved between hospitals in Seattle, the Lower Mainland and Okanagan, to battle her cancer. She stayed strong throughout this process, even when she had to spend Easter in the ...

Ruby Benefits from Our Newly Expanded Reach

Ruby is a very special 7 year-old. She’s one of the first children to benefit from our newly expanded criteria to include kids with serious neurological and genetic conditions. Ruby was born with 13Q Deletion Syndrome, a rare genetic condition where one arm of her chromosome is missing. Ruby’s condition has left her with seizures, oromotor dysfunction and global development delays. “Ruby needs 24/ ...

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