Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Making a wish

Hey ladies! Happy Wednesday and thank you for all the sweet comments below. You all rock!

But today I wanted to share something personal with you. I was so moved by this story that I had to share it with you all... My very good (in real life) friend Amy's {check out her blog I ain't settling for less than everything} recently told me about something very near and dear to her heart.

Amy lost her older sister Heather in 1995 to lung cancer. Heather was 15 and Amy was 11. This August will mark 15 years since she passed away. This August she would have celebrated her 30th birthday.

During her 3 year battle with cancer, which began as bone cancer in her left leg, Heather underwent the harshest dose of chemo and radiation, and lost her leg at 12. While in remission in 1994, their family was approached by The Make a Wish Foundation to grant Heather the wish of her dreams. For those of you who aren't familiar, Make-A-Wish foundation grants the wishes of children who are facing life-threatening medical conditions.

The Make a Wish Foundation provided Amy's family a once in a life time experience. Heather lost her battle the following summer when the cancer returned to her lungs. The trip to Oahu are some of Amy's last memories of her big sister.

So, this year, Amy has decided to give back to the foundation that has given so much to her family, and grant her own wish.

In Amy's words, "I am looking forward to helping another family make memories that will last a life time because I know mine are some I will never forget! Heather was the light of my grandparents lives and my moms shining star, but above all she was and is the BEST big sister that ever lived and not a day goes by that she doesn't cross my mind..who she'd be today."

This is a story of a beautiful girl whose life ended too soon. Without getting too sappy like (you probably already ‘get’ the story) this is a beautiful cause that has touched and continues to touch the lives of so many. And every family of a sick child deserves the experience that Amy and her sister had. When there isn’t a cure to save their life, there is still something positive in these children's lives to look forward to.

So I want to personally ask all of you to help my friend fulfill her wish. You can make a donation, no matter how small or big,
by clicking here.

Thank you all so much for your help. It means a lot.


  1. Make-A-Wish is such a great organization. I just bought one of their stars at lunch for $1. A little bit can go a long way.

  2. What a wonderful's amazing the things that organization makes happen.

  3. So nice of you!! I was given a wish my the wish foundation when I was young. (I have cerebral palsy) but I didn't want because I didnt think that I deserved it. My dad's friend son who died of cancer at 10 did get a wish though he got a full entertainment centre. It is a wonderful thing:)



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