Seven-year-old Lily from Bristow, VA, loves the color green, playing tic-tac-toe and all things Hello Kitty. However, unlike most girls her age, Lily bravely battles a cardiac condition. Due to continuous doctor appointments and hospital stays, Lily is often unable to participate in many of her favorite activities, including playing with her three older sisters. When Lily found out Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic would be granting her one true wish, she wished to have an indoor playground in her home!
One of the things Lily missed the most when staying in the hospital for extended periods of time was playing with her sisters. She was often upset by the lack of a play room in the Intensive Care Unit and dreamed of having her very own indoor playground. When Lily’s wish was granted, she couldn’t believe her eyes! A slide in her basement allowed her to skip the stairs, which were often difficult to climb due to her medical condition. She was also thrilled to have a swing in her home, which is her favorite playground activity!
Granting wishes like Lily’s give back a piece of childhood to kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. Lily’s wish allowed her to enjoy playing with her older sisters and provided cherished memories for her entire family. Wishes like Lily’s bring hope, strength and joy to wish children and families when they need it most.