Moses was granted a wish from the Make-a-Wish foundation earlier this month. What an amazing experience it was.
You can read all about his wish here (news of his wish made our local paper!), and you can even watch a video clip about his wish here (this video clip was actually broadcast on TV across the country earlier this month) and the hockey team created this moving video about Moses’ wish here.
We were the recipients of thousands of kindnesses from:
- Westjet, who flew our family across the country and allowed us to delay our return to back home due to illness;
- Enterprise Rent-a-car, who met our family at the airport with a most amazing welcome and let Moses choose the car that we used for the week (a full-loaded Infiniti Q50!);
- Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, who treated Moses like royalty and spoiled our whole family, and also allowed us our family to stay an extra five days in their gorgeous hotel while Moses recuperated;
- two special teams and all of the players who made his wish extra special;
- all of the donors and sponsors who support Make-a-Wish; and
- so many others….
We are so tremendously thankful!
Wish Impact Study
According to the results of a 2011 – 2013 Wish Impact Study conducted by our American affiliate that surveyed wish parents, past wish kids, health professionals, and volunteers, a wish come true empowers children with life-threatening medical conditions to fight harder against their illnesses.
When wish kids are granted a wish, they get more than just a great experience for a day, two days, or a week. That experience improves the quality of life for them and their entire family.
Health professionals treating them say the wish experience is an important adjunct to medical treatment, and they observe their patients feel better and comply more readily with treatment protocols when they experience their wish come true. And the community volunteers who grant wishes say the wish granting process heightens both their ability to see the best in others, and their commitment to actively help more people in need.
Adult former wish kids say the wish experience made them feel better socially and emotionally, improved their health and strength, gave them more confidence and the will to pursue more challenging life goals, made them more compassionate and philanthropic, and even helped to save their lives.
Find out more about the Wish Impact Study here.