Dear Friends and Family of David,
When David was first told those three awful words, "you have cancer" he was terrified. And the first year or treatment was often scary and full of ugly side affects. But shortly after the start of treatment, David was given something truly wonderful to look forward to, he was told he was going to be able to make a wish. And it was that promise, of something special to hope for, that brought little spark back to his eyes.
It's been more than three years since David was told he would be able to make a wish. He took quite a long time deciding on his special wish, and that wish is being granted on August 11th when David, and his whole family are traveling to Kauai, Hawaii.
And now David wants to help grant a wish to another child, to give them something to look forward to, and to help put a spark in a their eye. He wants to help a child like Aydin:
Aydin's parents weren't sure she'd ever speak. Her medical condition came with a long list of possible ways it could impact her life.
Kids like Aydin are the reason I established a Make-A-Wish® fundraising page. I believe that a Make-A-Wish experience can change everything for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
This is what happened because of Aydin’s wish: People in her community stood together to grant her wish to be a singer. Make-A-Wish arranged photo shoots, time at a recording studio, production of CDs and a debut performance at a local music venue. Aydin's experience gave her a glimpse of what life can hold besides medical treatments and worry. Her wish was a day free from her worries. And it will always help her find courage and optimism to help her overcome challenges in her future.
Please help by contributing any amount you can - $50, $75, $100 or even more. Every dollar you donate can help Make-A-Wish kids renew their courage and find a turning point in their lives.
Thank you for helping to make a difference for a child!
William & Cindy Vanderkin