Noella plays with her pal Hippo

  • Noella wished for a puppy Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan

  • Noella wished for a puppy Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan

  • Noella wished for a puppy Photo credit: PICS Photography, Susan McGowan

“The medicine she received treated her condition, but the wish she received lifted her spirits.”


- Noella's dad

Just get better. That’s all Noella thinks about. She’s always at the hospital; each chemo session seems to last forever.

Unless the therapy dog visits. Then the time flies by. Every time Noella sees the therapy dog, she wishes she had a puppy of her own …

Then, Make-A-Wish® offers to grant Noella’s one true wish. She thinks about the therapy dog, and imagines a furry friend of her own. Noella envisions eyes that peer out from thick fur, a brown nose, shaggy paws – a labradoodle! She knows this wish will change everything.

Noella’s wish soon comes true. Make-A-Wish volunteers introduce her to Hippo.

It’s been two years since Noella’s wish came true. Her labradoodle, Hippo, is her best friend. She’s a big sister. More important than anything, she’s healthy. And she’s convinced that Hippo made her feel better.

“I wanted someone to laugh and play with,” Noella says.

Noella’s dad sees the impact of her wish every day.

“The medicine she received treated her condition, but the wish she received lifted her spirits,” he says. “It has been a joy watching how excited and happy she is playing with Hippo.”

I wanted someone to laugh and play with.”

— Noella

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joby

Pray for u and your family
Benvidez family.

December 06, 2013 - 3:33 PM

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