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Subaru surprises Allayah with a French-inspired wish reveal

Allayah received a French-inspired wish reveal from Subaru
Since Allayah was a little girl, she has had a passion for fashion. She’s even developed a plan to fast track to a career as a professional fashion designer, who specializes in clothing for girls ages 8-12. However, while Allayah has big plans for her future, her health has had other plans.

Nov 05, 2019

Subaru surprises Allayah with a French-inspired wish reveal

Allayah received a French-inspired wish reveal from Subaru
Since Allayah was a little girl, she has had a passion for fashion. She’s even developed a plan to fast track to a career as a professional fashion designer, who specializes in clothing for girls ages 8-12. However, while Allayah has big plans for her future, her health has had other plans.

Zoo Adventure Brings Respite and Relaxation

Skyla wished to go to the San Diego Zoo
Although 3-year-old Skyla is battling kidney cancer, she has never let it deter her from fun activities with family and friends. When she isn’t painting, coloring or playing outside, she loves learning about new animals. Her fearless spirit and curiosity inspired her wish to visit one of the largest zoos in the country, the San Diego Zoo.

Nov 05, 2019

Zoo Adventure Brings Respite and Relaxation

Skyla wished to go to the San Diego Zoo
Although 3-year-old Skyla is battling kidney cancer, she has never let it deter her from fun activities with family and friends. When she isn’t painting, coloring or playing outside, she loves learning about new animals. Her fearless spirit and curiosity inspired her wish to visit one of the largest zoos in the country, the San Diego Zoo.

How a Day of Fighting Pirates Renews a Child's Strength

Leif wished to go to Hilton Head and fight pirates.
Leif is a shy but playful 5-year-old boy who loves to play make-believe. Through the pages of his favorite book series, “Okee Dokee,” he is able to join his favorite characters as they embark on voyages through time. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Wild West and down the Mississippi River, Leif is not confined to his hospital bed when he is immersed in his stories.

Nov 05, 2019

How a Day of Fighting Pirates Renews a Child's Strength

Leif wished to go to Hilton Head and fight pirates.
Leif is a shy but playful 5-year-old boy who loves to play make-believe. Through the pages of his favorite book series, “Okee Dokee,” he is able to join his favorite characters as they embark on voyages through time. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Wild West and down the Mississippi River, Leif is not confined to his hospital bed when he is immersed in his stories.

Wish to Have Recording Studio Helps Wesley Feel Free from Cancer

An 8-foot-tall inspirational graffiti mural decorates a corner of Wesley's recording studio.
Instead of a comfortable retreat, 13-year-old Wesley’s bedroom had become the place he associated with being stuck in bed, too sick to get out of the house. When it came time to choose a wish, Wesley knew he wanted to create a new space where he could find peace and escape his cancer diagnosis.

“I wish to have a video recording studio in my basement,” he told Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. “Somewhere I can make videos to share with my friends online.”

Nov 05, 2019

Wish to Have Recording Studio Helps Wesley Feel Free from Cancer

An 8-foot-tall inspirational graffiti mural decorates a corner of Wesley's recording studio.
Instead of a comfortable retreat, 13-year-old Wesley’s bedroom had become the place he associated with being stuck in bed, too sick to get out of the house. When it came time to choose a wish, Wesley knew he wanted to create a new space where he could find peace and escape his cancer diagnosis.

“I wish to have a video recording studio in my basement,” he told Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. “Somewhere I can make videos to share with my friends online.”

Bettirose Wishes to Write A Book

wish kid Bettirose
Bettirose says that writing is like her escape from her everyday stresses. It's when she feels most like herself, and getting a story out on a page helps her relax and feel calm.

Nov 01, 2019

Bettirose Wishes to Write A Book

wish kid Bettirose
Bettirose says that writing is like her escape from her everyday stresses. It's when she feels most like herself, and getting a story out on a page helps her relax and feel calm.

Alan wishes to be a Submarine Driver

wish kid Alan
Battling cancer was devastating and exhausting for Alan and his family. During his chemotherapy treatments, which Alan said were "fighting the ickies away," the one thing that would consistently make him smile and laugh was his toy submarine. Alan loves to play with his toy submarine and sing songs about the underwater vessel. He is intrigued by how they are able to navigate the sea, with humans inside!

Nov 01, 2019

Alan wishes to be a Submarine Driver

wish kid Alan
Battling cancer was devastating and exhausting for Alan and his family. During his chemotherapy treatments, which Alan said were "fighting the ickies away," the one thing that would consistently make him smile and laugh was his toy submarine. Alan loves to play with his toy submarine and sing songs about the underwater vessel. He is intrigued by how they are able to navigate the sea, with humans inside!

Julia Wishes to Visit Her Family in Ghana

wish kid Julia
When Julia was battling cancer, her friends and family stood by her side, which made her feel incredibly special and strong. She knows that these people will remain in her life forever, and she wants to continue to surround herself with such loving support.

Nov 01, 2019

Julia Wishes to Visit Her Family in Ghana

wish kid Julia
When Julia was battling cancer, her friends and family stood by her side, which made her feel incredibly special and strong. She knows that these people will remain in her life forever, and she wants to continue to surround herself with such loving support.

Brantley Wishes to Build A Snowman

wish kid Brantley
Brantley, 3, is battling congenital heart disease. Every time he visits the doctor, he draws a snowman for the receptionist. Brantley is fascinated with snowmen but he has never seen snow in his northern Texas hometown.

Nov 01, 2019

Brantley Wishes to Build A Snowman

wish kid Brantley
Brantley, 3, is battling congenital heart disease. Every time he visits the doctor, he draws a snowman for the receptionist. Brantley is fascinated with snowmen but he has never seen snow in his northern Texas hometown.

Priscilla Wishes to Visit Italy Where the Violin was Made

wish kid Priscilla
Priscilla, 18, has been fighting against a heart condition her entire life. Once she was diagnosed, she had to quit sports at school, and she had to start two medications she'll have to take the rest of her life. "It's kind of sad when I have to remind myself to take medicine because I'm young," Priscilla said. "I remember who I am in those hard times."

Nov 01, 2019

Priscilla Wishes to Visit Italy Where the Violin was Made

wish kid Priscilla
Priscilla, 18, has been fighting against a heart condition her entire life. Once she was diagnosed, she had to quit sports at school, and she had to start two medications she'll have to take the rest of her life. "It's kind of sad when I have to remind myself to take medicine because I'm young," Priscilla said. "I remember who I am in those hard times."

Subaru Helps Teen Artist Put Her Talents on Display

With a paintbrush in hand, Jaylah transferred her deepest emotions onto a canvas. Like many aspiring artists, she had big plans for her artwork. In Jaylah’s case, she wished to display her works in a modern art gallery in Los Angeles.

Oct 29, 2019

Subaru Helps Teen Artist Put Her Talents on Display

With a paintbrush in hand, Jaylah transferred her deepest emotions onto a canvas. Like many aspiring artists, she had big plans for her artwork. In Jaylah’s case, she wished to display her works in a modern art gallery in Los Angeles.

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