Make-A-Wish Australia stories we love!
If you’ve been crushing on the Aspire Watch, you’re not the only one. We mean who can’t help but love it? It’s stylish, looks fab with our Franc Bracelets, oh and it tells the time without distracting you with a billion notifications. (Hands up who checks their phone for the time and then only notices the Insta notifications) And while you already know all of this, what you may not know is that we give 10% of our proceeds from the Aspire Watch to Make-A-Wish Australia.
Every day six families around Australia will be told their child has a life threatening medical condition.That’s 2,000 children and teenages each year who need the healing power of a wish to give them hope for the future. Make-A-Wish recognises that a wish is so much more than a dream, for a child battling illness, it’s their hope and strength. Since being founded in 1985, Make-A-Wish Australia has granted over 8,500 wishes and we’re proud to play a small part in these amazing experiences. While there are so many to choose from, we thought we’d share a few of our favourite wish stories.
7 year-old Jessica was diagnosed at 18-months old with muscular dystrophy, a disease that affects her arms, legs and muscles. That certainly hasn’t stopped her from dancing though! Her dreams of becoming a ballerina were granted on her 7th birthday when she was taken to the Australian Ballet Centre! Swapping out her usual wheelchair for a trike, Jessica donned a tiara, tutu and ballet slippers and learnt the pirouettes from Princess Aurora!
4 year-old Dwayne has daily seizures and takes 16 pills a day, which reduce, but don’t control his epilepsy and he wanted nothing more than to fly far far away from the hospital...to the moon! A wish one year in the making, Dwayne was escorted to his QANTAS rocket flight by a horde of Stormtroopers with cheering fans awaiting his arrival. A nearby hangar provided the perfect lunarscape, where he joined some aliens and his favourite superheroes to hunt for moon rocks and plant his hand-drawn flag!
Born with cystic fibrosis, 6 year-old Abigail began to question why she was the only one at school taking medication, doing physio and going to appointments. Luckily Make-A-Wish had the perfect mission for the wannabe superhero! After completing her superhero training, with the occasional delivery from Supergirl, Abigail was given her mission: find the queen unicorn’s lost sparkle and return it to Unicornland. Abigail had a magical time in Unicornland; she played with fairies and even got to ride a rainbow unicorn called Sugar!