A note from Hailey's Mom, Sabrina:
I live in Auburn, and I’m a Wish Mom.
Each year, we look back and reminisce about fond memories I can tell you that our Make-A-Wish experience is high on our list even though it was years ago.
I realize now, four years later, that my daughter’s wish was something our family needed at that point in time. It wasn’t just nice. It was essential. The doctors saved Hailey’s life, but Make-A-Wish gave me my child back.
It wasn’t until Hailey received a wish that I understood how special this organization is. Her wish to go to Walt Disney World® was truly magical, filling her (and our family) with so much joy and wonder. Seeing the excitement in her eyes and the smile on her face, I knew what the organization meant when it says that it enriches the lives of wish children with hope, strength and joy.
In the four years since Make-A-Wish granted Hailey’s wish, I have stepped forward to help this organization continue to deliver their mission. I have organized a local Walk For Wishes®, represented Make-A-Wish at fundraising events with corporate sponsors, wrapped gifts for donations at the Maine Mall, baked goodies for bake sales, wishes and even Make-A-Wish’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. I do these things (and will continue to do them) because the Make-A-Wish experience left an imprint on my heart. The fond memories they helped us create shine brighter than the dark days of Hailey fighting for her life and for that I am forever grateful.