As little kids we’ve all wished for something, hoping that one day it’ll come true. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America makes an effort to create joy by constructing an unforgettable experience for children with life-threatening medical conditions by personalizing each wish to make it match the kid’s idea of a perfect day. Each wish varies based on what a child wishes to have, where they want to go, and who they want to be. On Friday, June 2nd, the Make-A-Wish Club here at GGHS made a great contribution of $5,000 to help grant the wish of Guadalupe H., who wished to go to Disneyland.
Guadalupe is a twelve year old girl living with Fanconi’s anemia, a condition that causes bone marrow failure. Bone marrow failure happens when your bones are unable keep up with your body’s need for healthy blood cells. Growing up, she has always longed to go to Disneyland and meet the Disney princess, Cinderella. To start off her magical day, Guadalupe explored the park, enjoyed the rides, and cherished their time together as a family. Like every girl’s dream, she got to experience being a princess at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where she got her hair and makeup done, and dressed up like Cinderella. She got to live out every fairytale-loving girl’s dream and become a princess at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. There, she had her very own Cinderella transformation, where she got her hair and makeup done and a princess dress.
Jennifer Huynh (12), President of Make-A-Wish, shares how greatful she is to be a part of this club, as well as working with the Make-A-Wish organization for the past 4 years. She expresses, “I can’t thank every member for all their hard work and dedication this year; you guys never cease to amaze me with every fundraiser we do.” There were certain times where Jennifer had lost faith in herself, but with the support of her team members, they’ve always had hope and positivity in the club. “I love working with people who are as passionate about this cause I am.” adds Jennifer. Make-A-Wish was able to raise over $2000 this year alone and as the President, Jennifer couldn’t have been more proud of her members.