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Addisyn Embraces Her Inner Fierceness at DragCon

Addisyn, or Addi for short, is a fabulous 12-year-old living with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis causes ongoing infections in the lungs and loss of lung function. Currently there is no cure for this devastating disease. Despite this, Addi is a positive person who loves art, the colour blue, and listening...

Kate's Wish Boosts Her Confidence

Kate is a creative soul who loves to paint and perform on the ice rink as a figure skater. She also loves shopping and is excited to start high school next year. Her wish was inspired by this momentous occasion.

Kate was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder at the age...

Joey’s wish helps his family look forward to a brighter future

Joey is a happy and energetic nine-year-old who loves all sports, but football tops the list of his favourites. After his leukemia diagnosis in 2013 and over three years of treatment, he is currently in clinical remission. He likes to say that he “kicked cancer’s butt”. Joey is an inspiration...

Brayden's Wish Inspires His Community

Brayden’s medical condition causes progressive muscle weakness. He is able to walk, but tires easily from the physical exertion. Despite this, Brayden is a very active child who loves the outdoors. He is fascinated by ATVs, ambulances, and like many kids his age, he loves firetrucks. 
 
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Kate's wish helps her chase her goals

Kate is an athletic teen who loves to get her endorphins from biking and running. She has enjoyed competing in biathlons and her latest goal is to one day participate in a triathlon for the first time.

Kate struggles with her critical illness, cystic fibrosis, which requires daily physiotherapy to...

Rees' wish reminds him to never give up

Rees is 17 and in grade 11. He’s on the honour roll and he won rookie of the year for both the football and baseball teams. He also recently got his driver’s license, and bought his first car with his own money. 

It all sounds almost typical, but this well-rounded, high-achieving...

Kabrel becomes a racing champion

Kabrel’s childhood hasn’t been as carefree as that of other kids he knows. He lives with a metabolic disorder that affects his daily life and means that he has to think about his health more than most 12 year olds would.

When Make-A-Wish volunteers visited Kabrel to talk about what...

Soham’s Wish Makes A Difference

Some wishes are so big, they cross oceans and touch many lives.

When Soham was seven years old, her family moved to Canada from South Africa, settling in British Columbia. She enjoyed a carefree childhood like any other kid, until the day everything changed. Soham was diagnosed with a brain...

Ayrianna’s Wish Marks a Milestone

Fifteen-year-old Ayrianna was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumours to develop anywhere in the nervous system. These tumours are often benign, but cause serious complications to those affected. Ayrianna has three brain tumours and could develop more throughout her life.

Ayrianna was excited to wish for the...

A Holiday Wish-Come True for Vonn

Vonn lives with a hematologic disorder and regularly spends time in the hospital and travels to meet with specialists for his condition. He was waiting for a bone marrow transplant when Make-A-Wish asked him what he would wish for if he could have anything in the world. Vonn only wanted...

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