Princess Ball Memories for Alyssa

Alyssa at her princess ball

“Her illness won’t keep her down. She’s sure of it.”

Cameras click as Alyssa smiles and twirls in her long, satin gown. The fabric moves with her, spilling over her perfectly pedicured toes as she strides down the red carpet. The paparazzi are snapping her every move.

She smiles and waves as her crown gleams from the light, her entourage of friends following closely behind. For Alyssa, the night she’ll always remember is only just beginning.

But the paparazzi aren’t the only ones waiting for her. Inside the hotel, Alyssa gasps with surprise when she finds her friends, family and teachers anxiously awaiting her arrival. Music is blaring, people are clapping, friends are singing. She can’t believe her eyes as she looks around … a fountain is pouring streams of liquid chocolate next to a bowl of strawberries, and a large dance floor sits open in front of the DJ booth. Behind it, a large screen shows pictures from Alyssa’s past – a battle against leukemia that she is determined to win.

That’s why tonight is her night. Tonight is all about Alyssa and creating something that will give her the courage and willpower to keep fighting. Her illness won’t keep her down. She’s sure of it – especially with the memory of her most magical night to keep her going along the way.

  • Alyssa gets the red carpet treatment.

  • Alyssa and her friends show off their manicured nails.

  • Alyssa and her friends

  • Alyssa's princess cake

  • A kiss from her proud mom

There wasn’t a second of the day she didn’t have a smile on her face. It was a smile I haven’t seen in two and a half years. And it just wouldn’t have happened without Make-A-Wish.”

— Julie, Alyssa's mom

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18 Comments

Irene D.

You are indeed a beautiful princess. May God continue to bless you. Keep that lovely smile Alyssa!

November 04, 2013 - 12:58 PM

Pam

Beautiful, Moving Story!!!

November 04, 2013 - 1:21 PM

Erik

A special day for a special young lady! May God continue to bless you and your family.

November 04, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Lori

You are indeed a brave and beautiful Princess!

November 04, 2013 - 2:04 PM

michelle g.

Keep smiling sweet girl!

November 04, 2013 - 2:11 PM

Rosie P.

You will always have a place in my heart.God bless you

November 04, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Ronnie Newman

May G-D watch over and spread his light around you!

November 04, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Dave C.

You really a princess. May GOD continue to bless you&your family. Keep on keeping on You are a most wonderful young lady.

November 04, 2013 - 4:52 PM

Kathy P

God bless you, Alyssa...You're beautiful...Stay positive!

November 04, 2013 - 5:09 PM

Mary Ann

How fantastic...your day your way...we love you.

November 04, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Judy M.

I hope you have a bright life ahead, Princess Alyssa. I will keep you in my prayers.

November 04, 2013 - 6:59 PM

Janis

You are beautiful inside and out and your special big party/ball looked so wonderful and a lot of fun. Bless your heart and your amazing courage. I wish you good health and much love and happiness and laughter for the rest of your life and for your family.

November 04, 2013 - 8:12 PM

christine

Your hair is as pretty as your smile. My daughter had cancer when she was about your age. She went to Disney world, but she didn't have nearly as much fun as it looks like you did. You go, girl!

November 05, 2013 - 11:26 AM

garyworking

Your dream come tue brought tears to my eyes but only because I was so happy for you! God bless you,and I pray his guardian angels always encamp around you!

November 05, 2013 - 1:51 PM

JAY Z.

You make a beautiful princess, Alyssa. Keep on smiling, young lady, and may all your wishes come true.

November 05, 2013 - 2:03 PM

Lois

Alyssa, You ARE a Princess!

November 06, 2013 - 9:25 AM

Rebecca M.

This is so awesome I'm so glad she was a princess and so very beautiful.

November 11, 2013 - 8:40 AM

Kelly

I hope she beats it. May God bless her with a long life that she can enjoy.

November 20, 2013 - 10:51 AM

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