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Lauren’s wish changed her mindset

At the early age of one-and-a-half, Lauren was diagnosed with an urea cycle disorder (a type of genetic disorder) and missed out on much of her childhood. While other kids had play dates at the park, she spent a great portion of her early years in a hospital room. 

When...

Hailey’s wish inspired her to go after what she wants

Hailey is an accomplished young woman who has always found time in her busy life to make a difference. As the Communications Coordinator for Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank Group, the 25-year-old is building a career in a field that is meaningful and has a positive impact on her community....

Tyler's wish proved he can do anything

In 2012, 16-year-old Tyler played AAA hockey and dreamed of playing professionally. His goal was put on hold indefinitely after discovering that he had a form of soft tissue cancer, resulting in eight months of chemotherapy and the amputation of his left leg.

Tyler and his family were devastated by...

Sunny’s wish empowered him to take his future into his own hands

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In 1996, Sunny was a typical teenager, attenging high school and playing sports, when his carefree life was turned upside down. Twenty years later, in his own words, he shares the impact his wish had during the most difficult time of his life.

“That spring, I started noticing pain in...

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...

Natasia's wish was the perfect escape

Natasia is her parent’s little angel, and as a child, she was full of life and spirit. However, when she was two, Natasia developed leukemia – a cancer of the blood.  

The diagnosis was devastating for Natasia’s parents. “It leaves you empty, afraid, speechless – you can’t believe it’s...

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...

Amy's wish to be a kid again

Amy’s mother describes her daughter as an articulate and talkative little girl; a mature young lady from the time she was a toddler.

One day, Amy’s mother noticed tiny red dots appearing underneath her daughter’s eye. A few days later, she noticed another red dot underneath the other eye. At...

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...

Rebecca's Gift of Optimism

As a child, Rebecca loved to ride her bike, read, play with her dog, and take care of her little sister. “She loved her sister so much that she was basically a third parent to her,” her father says. “She told her what to do all the time.” But, when...

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