I wish to have a body positivity campaign with Aerie
Through her wish, Sami hopes to promote body positivity
When wish kid Sami learned she was getting a wish, she wished, “to have,” but not for anything physical.
Her unique wish was to have a body positivity campaign with Aerie to help other young women struggling with body image find confidence, strength and most-importantly, self-love. Because Sami could relate—she herself didn’t like to look in the mirror.
“I struggled and still struggle to love my own skin. It’s just not easy for me,” she said.
After being diagnosed with cancer, and enduring grueling chemotherapy and radiation, her outlook on life changed. She realized that loving herself was the key to happiness. Once afraid of seeing herself in pictures, during her wish, Sami confidently posted for a professional photographer with one of the nation’s largest intimates, apparel, activewear & swimwear companies, Aerie. The company featured her in a product online and shared her story on its blog and social platforms.
“I’m hopeful that I inspire women and influence them to believe that they are beautiful no matter what."
Sami’s wish made her realize even more that she is beautiful inside and out. Today, she’s cancer-free and continues to spread a message about self-acceptance to other young people like her. Thank you, Sami, for inspiring all of us!