Monday, May 4, 2009

Make-A-Wish #1 - Alex

In all the craziness going on in life lately I have still found the time to volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Last week I met with Alex, my first wish child. She is 15 years old and such a joy to be around.

Alex suffers from a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

In hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side of the heart -- including the aorta, aortic valve, left ventricle and mitral valve -- is underdeveloped.

I was so anxious to meet her and hear about what her heart desired for her wish. The foundations policy does not allow children to be granted wishes that are for "motorized vehicles" so no new car for her.

What Alex really wanted was a camper trailer to pull behind the family SUV. Since this does not technically fall into the motorized vehicle category I am hoping they will grant her wish. She was prepared with several brochures and even circled the specific model she wanted. You have got to love those who truly know what they want.

Her other wishes include in the following and in the following order:
  1. Vacation at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas
  2. Meet with Jensen Ackels the start of Supernatural
  3. Shopping spree at Target and Best Buy

The foundation will review her requests and communicate with us shortly what wish will be granted.

As a Wish Granter I will be the primary point of contact for the family through the entire process.

I will keep everyone posted on how this wish progresses.

If you are interested in more information about the Make-A-Wish foundation or how to become a Wish Granter please let me know.

More to come!


  1. You're doing such a wonderful thing for his girl and her family. God bless you!

  2. Hi again, I left you an award on my blog today:)