It was an experience Shelby was able to share with her mom, dad and younger sister Katelyn.
After her wish, Shelby began riding horses again and went on to be a competitive skipping rope jumper. Shelby hopes to go to Paris, France, next year for a jump rope competition. At present time, she is cancer-free and set to face her fear of heights as she rappels 20 stories down the side of the Westin Edmonton Hotel to raise money for Make-A-Wish as part of the Rope for Hope event.
The only similar “rappelling” experience Shelby has ever had was going on a zip line in Australia. She says Make-A-Wish gave her more than she could have ever imagined.
Rope for Hope has raised more than $400,000 since 2012 when it first launched in Toronto. With the introduction of six more locations, including Edmonton, Make-A-Wish has set a $1 million goal for 2014 to help fulfill wishes.
It’s amazing to see the lasting impact of a wish on a child. I am pleasantly surprised when I find that a former wish child is eager to help fulfill more wishes, even if it means facing your fear of heights.
Therefore, I want to end this Throwback Thursday with a big applause and a big thank you to Shelby for continuing to be so courageous and kind. I WISH you a lifetime of adventure!
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