My granddaughter, Rebecca, lost her leg to cancer when she was in high school in Denver. My husband Walter and I proudly watched her walk, on her new artificial leg, down the steep steps to the stage at Red Rocks, Colorado, to receive her high school diploma.
One of the highlights of Rebecca’s long and painful journey to health was a shopping spree made possible by Make-A-Wish. Rebecca and her family enjoyed a fun-filled day with their Make-A-Wish volunteers. She bought a television, a phone, clothes and other fun items and enjoyed a special meal out on the town. This uplifting experience meant much to Rebecca and to our family.
Following high school, Rebecca went on to earn her B.S. degree in Environment and Resources (Zoning and Planning), taking eight years to do this because she had to work at the same time. Meanwhile, she’d had two little girls — twins, Zoe and Evelyn — now seven-years-old. Rebecca is working now, and supporting her girls. Her journey includes determined efforts on Rebecca’s part to resume an active life, good medical and family support—and an exciting adventure made possible by Make-A-Wish.
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