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Three years later, Breanna’s great wish is coming true

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Three years later, Breanna’s great wish is coming true


After three years, Breanna Medcalfe's wish is coming true

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When you wish upon a star         

Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desires

Will come to you.

Is there a bigger wish than for your kids to be healthy? Nothing is sadder than a sick child.

Make-A-Wish Australia has been bringing hope and joy to seriously ill kids for 35 years by granting wishes to brighten children’s lives.

Some kids are racing a battle against time to complete their wish. Some run out of time.

But the look on these kid’s faces when their wish comes true is something you never forget.

The top five wishes include to travel somewhere special with family; to have a puppy best friend; to have a gaming computer or iPhone; to meet a celebrity and to have a cubby house.

Little Freya wished to save the dugongs. Fred’s wish was to go to the galaxy far away where the land of Star Wars exists. Archie wanted a cubby house with chickens.

There is a local young lady named Breanna Medcalfe who is one of the most amazing souls you will ever meet. She was born with a high-level spinal cord injury, which means she has limited movement from the neck down and most day-to-day tasks are a challenge from her wheelchair.

Breanna was granted a wish and do you know what she wished for with this precious opportunity?

To help other kids rather than herself. Breanna’s wish was to host a function of 500 people in Sydney to raise as much money as possible for Make-A-Wish.

After three years of planning and working on this dream, the event is happening soon and is sold out. You can help by donating auction items.

“I thought it would be fun to help organise a party for one day and I made that wish three years ago when I thought it was better to help give back and help other kids”, says the Ilkley local who is studying law.

There are 20 kids on the Coast who are currently waiting for their wishes to come true. The wish for each child brings hope and something to look forward to when most days are filled with hospital and pain.

We wish those 20 local families a little bit of magic, a splash of money to make the dreams come true, and let’s throw in a few miracles along the way.