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Nicole’s Wish is The Perfect Escape

Nicole is a shy, smart kid who loves art and dreams of travelling to many different countries in the future. About two and a half years ago, Nicole wasn’t feeling well and experienced a few fevers. After several hospital visits and medical tests, it was discovered that she had leukemia....

Aubrey Shares Her Wish

Three-year-old Aubrey was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at 17 months old. Due to an FLT3 mutation, the leukemia was chemotherapy-resistant. She received radiation treatments but needed a bone marrow donor in order to survive. Aubrey’s father, Allan, was a half-match, so they proceeded with the transplant.

It was a...

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...

Kyle's Wish Brings Him Comfort and Joy

Kyle is a funny teenager who loves video games and watching sports. While he has the same interests as many kids his age, he has faced a lot of adversity for someone so young. At age two, Kyle's parents took him to the doctor when he became lethargic and developed...

Kalista's Wish Makes Her Smile Again

Until the age of two-and-a-half, Kalista, who goes by Kali, was a very high-spirited child. She was always smiling, laughing, talking, and was very passionate about getting her message across. “Whether she was angry or happy, she made sure everyone knew about it,” says Kali’s mother.

Kali was diagnosed with...

Erik’s wish gave him the strength to keep fighting

Erik’s father remembers his son as a lively baby. He was constantly laughing, tried to pull pranks on his family, and he lit up each room he entered. However, at night, Erik would cry and have trouble sleeping. “It was almost like he had night terrors,” says his father. “There...

Mariana's Wish Helped Her Find Purpose

For Mariana, her wish to go on a cruise in 2013 was about more than simply having a dream fulfilled; it was a life-changing experience.

Born in Mexico, Mariana moved with her family to Canada as a young child. Learning English as a second language, she struggled to fit in due...

Elyse's Magical Moment in "Princessland"

  • Elyse's Wish to go to Princessland

If there's anyone who loves princesses and all things pink and sparkly, it's Elyse — a five-year-old wish kid from Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces. Elyse has an extensive collection of princess outfits and she loves dressing up in them. But her favourite princess by far, is Ariel; she smiles from ear-to-ear when she speaks of "The...

Zachary Gets Up Close & Personal With Polar Bears

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Zachary spends many desperate and painful days dealing with his specific medical condition. Since he’s just a young boy, his parents knew that replacing those negative days with a positive experience could help change Zachary’s life. And so, Zachary’s dream of seeing polar bears was about to become...

Damien’s Prehistoric Discovery

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Damien hasn’t had the easiest childhood. Since he was diagnosed with his medical condition at a young age, he hasn’t been able to experience the joys of being a regular kid. He also gets tired very easily and spends more days at home and in the hospital than...

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