Make-A-Wish showed me that there is nothing impossible, that dreams are the engine of life and that you only need to believe, have faith and hope.
At the age of 7, Camila was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that produces immature bone, and her left leg was amputated due to her illness. Her mom registered her at Make-A-Wish Chile in order to have a special wish granted for her to lift up her spirits for recovery. Her wish was, “I wish to have a poodle dog”.
With the help of our staff and volunteers, and also with the support from our donors, we managed to grant Camila’s wish in a very special way when she was 8 years old. On her wish granting day, Camila had her prosthetic leg and was able to walk. We surprised her at home with a large box which contained her longed-for puppy…Her happiness was unforgettable. Her puppy was her companion for 15 years and helped her in her emotional recovery.
When we asked Camila what was the impact from Make-A-Wish, she said: “Make-A-Wish showed me that there is nothing impossible, that dreams are the engine of life and that you only need to believe, have faith and hope”.
Thank you Make-A-Wish supporters!
Contributions of time, talent and money allow us to transform lives, one wish at a time. Wishes come true because of the caring actions of volunteers, donors, medical professionals and communities who come together for one purpose: To create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
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