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Lucia's Wish

Lulu's Wish

“ Lucia was overjoyed to see a rainbow greeting her as the plane landed. ”

When the outgoing 6-year-old and her family navigated the airport on the way to her Hawaiian wish trip, Lucia rode atop her polka-dot luggage case while wearing a bright purple dress, bedazzled sneakers and a rainbow-colored lei, bringing smiles to the faces of passersby.

Lucia isn't a beige sort of girl.

When the outgoing 6-year-old and her family navigated the airport on the way to her Hawaiian wish trip, Lucia rode atop her polka-dot luggage case while wearing a bright purple dress, bedazzled sneakers and a rainbow-colored lei, bringing smiles to the faces of passersby.

Lucia was overjoyed to see an enormous rainbow greeting the family as their plane landed on the island of Oahu. When she saw rainbow after rainbow on the way to her hotel, so close she could reach out and touch them, she knew this trip was going to be something truly magical.

She didn't realize just how much. During an awe-inspiring glass-bottom boat trip, Lucia and her family noticed another family wearing blue and white Make-A-Wish® buttons. After brief introductions, they learned 9-year-old Hunter was going through ALL leukemia, just like Lucia. Sharing stories with another family who could relate the ups and downs of a life-threatening medical condition was a comfort for all involved. 

Lucia enjoyed splashing in the ocean along Oahu's North Shore, relaxing with her family and leaving her worries behind. She giggled and screamed while tickling the slippery dolphins in the blue waters of Discovery Cove. And she danced the hula in a headband of yellow flowers at the end-of-the-week luau.

Her spirit full with the wonders of the island, Lucia and her family returned to their home in Milwaukee, the wonderful memories of the wish coloring their outlook of the future.

"Thank you Make-A-Wish," wrote Lucia's mother, "for making our special little girl’s dream come true. You are an amazing organization, and we are very blessed to have experienced your generosity!"

Wish Granters: Faith Horn & Tera Jelacic
Sponsors: Wendy Reinech - Ride for Wishes; Evening of Elegance A Day for Dreams"

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