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Wishing Well Blog

Mar 28, 2018

Sophea's Wish

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“To say that this year has been crazier than most for our family of six, is an understatement. I think we went four and a half months with a doctor’s appointment every week, on top of the girl’s individual weekly therapy appointments. Many weeks we had two additional doctor’s appointments per week. At least one week a month, we had a doctor’s appointment every. single. day. And several times, we had more than one appointment a day. Looking back, I have no idea what kept us going. It was exhausting, both mentally and physically, for the girls and for Mike and me. But with Sophea’s heath declining, we did what we needed to do.” -Sophea’s Mom

Back in May 2017, wish mom Jylana began a blog titled “Embracing the Rain.” Her blog is an inside look of her family’s life and her daughters, Sophea and Adylaeda’s ongoing battle with a neuromuscular disorder. Jylana talks about the experience of being a parent with children facing critical illnesses, from her daughter’s diagnosis to Sophea’s wish trip and everything in between.

On March 17th, Sophea was granted her wish to go to the happiest place on earth—the Walt Disney World® Resort. To find out all about Sophea’s wish trip, check out her mom’s blog below.

Make A Wish, Sophea!
If your child is facing a critical illness or if you know of a child just like Sophea, refer them to Make-A-Wish®. 

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This blog brings Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia to you -- sharing first-person stories of the Make-A-Wish experience and the impact of a wish from the perspectives of wish families, volunteers and staff. This blog highlights wishes come true and the special people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that help create life-changing experiences for every eligible child.

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