Nine-year-old Imya from Greenbelt, MD, has never had an easy life. After being born with a rare genetic disorder, Imya has undergone many procedures, including surgeries putting her in a wheelchair for periods of time as well as breathing through a tracheostomy tube. However, these obstacles have not stopped Imya from becoming a happy, outgoing and excited little girl. When Imya learned she would be receiving a wish from Make-A-Wish®
Mid-Atlantic, she immediately knew what her wish would be – to meet her favorite Disney princesses, Elsa and Anna!
Imya enjoys all Disney princess movies, but she especially loves Frozen
. Imya is obsessed with Elsa and Anna and has looked up to the princesses throughout her many difficult procedures. She couldn’t wait to meet her two favorite characters and spend time with her mom in Florida! Imya’s wish trip was even more than she had hoped. She had a blast hanging out with her two favorite princesses, and she was even transformed into a princess herself!
Imya’s wish allowed her to spend time with her mom doing something she loves rather than undergoing another procedure or trip to the doctor. Granting wishes like Imya’s provides hope, strength and joy to local children with life-threatening medical conditions when they need it most.