Back in October, 8-year-old Nova, who has cystic fibrosis, lived her wish to be a rock star. Make-A-Wish America board member Kevin O’Toole helped her compose “Someday,” an anthem about her rock-star dreams. Nova also starred in a video for “Someday.” More than 200 volunteers stepped forward to help grant her wish.
Next, we have Addy, who wished to be a pop star. She was diagnosed with cancer when she was 4 years old. Today, she’s 5 … and it’s music that keeps her inspired to stay strong. Her wish gave her a starring role in a video as she sang her favorite song. She hit the front page of wish.org in a flash of purple, and also appeared on websites nationwide, including US Weekly.
And today, we’re just starting to hear about 17-year-old Kiley’s wish to go perform with the Boston Pops. Her wish included a private lesson with one of the Pops musicians. Kiley plays the piccolo, and is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. I hope to share more about Kiley’s wish in the future. (A colleague pointed out that today is also Kiley Minogue's birthday ... coincidence?)
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