Little Ella never imagined that her wish would come true...
The wish delivery was kept a secret from Ella in case she got sick in the days leading up to the meet and greet but the team at Make-A-Wish made sure Ella was pampered and ready for the big day regardless of organizing for Ella and Ella’s sisters’ nails to be done in the days leading up to the Wiggles concert.
On the wish day, the family was picked up in a hot pink stretch limo and were driven to the Wiggles show venue. Ella was escorted to a private room where balloons and a massive wish box full of Wiggles toys and merchandise was awaiting her. At this time, Emma Wiggle popped up to surprise Ella. Ella and Emma sang a song and danced together and then Ella and her family also got to meet all the Wiggles. The family was made to feel very special and beautiful lifelong memories were created.
When asked how the wish experience had positively impacted Ella and her family, Ella's mum said, "It made us all very happy. After a rough nine months, it was nice to see a smile on Ella's and the family's faces. So very lucky."
Research has found that children who receive a wish are less distressed, depressed, and anxious. Instead, they have hope for their future and a better recovery chance. Every week, children in our communities are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Every one of these children needs a wish to help them during challenging times.
Will you donate to a wish today to give a child like Ella hope for the future?