After a liver transplant at the age of 13, Dallas’ Child Life Specialist at a local hospital referred her for a wish. Dallas spent some time researching what her wish would be. She knew she wanted it to be something really special, and that's when it hit her. “I saw the northern lights in a magazine and a few hours later I had decided I wanted that to be my wish. It seemed like such a crazy idea, but Make-A-Wish® helped me take it and run with it,” said Dallas.
Just a few months later, Dallas and her family were off to Alaska! She and her family had the opportunity to go dog sledding, visit the ice museum, and of course see the Northern Lights up close during her wish trip. As she explored the Last Frontier, Dallas experienced a new confidence start to melt away her fear and hope blossomed once again.
Returning from the trip, Dallas has jumped back into school and her teenage years with a contagious joy.
“Being a part of Make-A-Wish gives me a proud feeling,” said Dallas. “It makes me believe I can help someone else, because that’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”
It's because of stories like Dallas' that we know that wishes are more than nice, they're necessary. And you can be a part of that necessity for children with critical illnesses.
Consider giving just $20 today here or on Make-A-Wish Mid-South's Facebook page.