March 22, 2017
BENEFITING: Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
ORGANIZER: Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
EVENT: W.I.S.H. Indiana
Wish Two! Can you believe it?!? AND, it happens to be another awesome nerdy Wish Child! This is Cassidy's Quest...
Cassidy's wish to go to London has been a quest for hope years in the making! As a fan of the books and movies of Harry Potter and a fellow Doctor Who fan, London is of course, the perfect place for this Wish Girl!
As Cassidy told me her story, it was hard to believe it started with a dizzy spell during volleyball. Little did she know, that dizzy spell was the beginning of years of battling for her life against a blood cancer called Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The chemotherapy took it's toll but worked...at first. Then a few months later, her cancer came back and doctors were out of answers. Can you imagine being a young girl or a mom or a dad sitting in a doctor's office being told that? It would be easy to lose hope but she didn't. Her quest continued...
While Cassidy found solace in reading and re-reading her favorite books, she told me her dad looked into experimental treatments and incredibly one worked BUT just enough to get her strong enough for a stem cell transplant last January which is a rigorous process that takes a full year to recover from.
So here we are today, just a bunch of muggles hoping to make some magic by joining Cassidy's Quest. Cassidy has made it through that difficult year and is beginning to get back her life. She missed TWO years of high school and all the magic that comes with that but she knew if she kept fighting, a magical wish was waiting for her. She's ready. All she needs is us.
That is the HOPE that Make-a-Wish provides. That is the HOPE that Cassidy and her family have been hanging on to. What do you say we work OUR magic and turn that HOPE into reality?!?
Thank you for taking the time to care enough to make a difference. Thank you for being a part of Cassidy's Quest.