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Vivaan is a bright seven-year-old who loves playing race car video games and is a big fan of the Disney® Pixar Cars films. Despite living with a rare genetic disorder that causes his skin to be very fragile and blister, Vivaan is a resilient kid who is perfectly happy with who he is. When we asked him “If you could be anyone, who would you wish to be?” he responded, “I would be myself, Vivaan”. Vivaan is considerate and loves spending quality time with his family. It was no surprise that he wanted to include his loved ones in his wish.
Vivaan spends a lot of time indoors to avoid injury and infection. He loves going to school, but he has to be very careful while playing with other kids. Vivaan wanted to make being at home more fun for himself -he wished for a living room makeover. He especially wanted a sectional sofa that his entire family could sit on together.
On the day Vivaan’s wish came true, he and his family spent the day being chauffeured in a limousine as they did activities around their city while Make-A-Wish volunteers prepared his living room with new furniture, decoration and toys. Our friends at Dave & Buster’s Oakville made sure he had a great time before he returned home.
When Vivaan returned home, he was greeted by family, friends and teachers, who were thrilled to celebrate his wish with him. Vivaan was brought to tears as he carefully explored his new living room and enjoyed his favourite foods, pizza and cake. His favourite part of the room was the sectional couch and his new Xbox. Everyone was happy to witness Vivaan’s joy. His parents were speechless when they say how happy their son was. Vivaan was smiling from ear to ear, surrounded by loved ones.
Now, Vivaan has a special, safe space that will give him comfort and strength in any health challenges he faces
When a wish is granted, it does much more than bring joy to a child’s heart. For wish kids like Vivaan, who are faced with critical illnesses, a wish-come-true provides them with strength to battle through darkness and hope for healthier, happier days ahead.
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