Whenever 18-year-old Rachel, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, feels down, she thinks of the Jonas Brothers, who she fondly calls “my heroes, my rock, my inspiration…” When Make-A-Wish fulfilled this fan’s dream of meeting these famous brothers in New York City, it had a life-altering impact.
While Rachel enjoyed experiencing everything that the “city that never sleeps” had to offer, her wish truly began when she was whisked away in a limo, excitedly on her way to her favorite band’s rehearsal. Rachel sat stage-right, watching on in complete awe, feeling as if she was at her very own personal live concert. Then this feeling became a reality, as the band played a song especially for her. When Rachel didn’t think it could get any better, it did. After their rehearsal, she was introduced to all three of the Jonas Brothers, chatted and took pictures with them, and got all of their autographs. The next evening, Rachel was off to see the boy trio play live at Radio City Music Hall – the icing on the cake of this incredible experience.
On the plane ride home, Rachel told her mom that she felt like her heart would explode if she didn’t put some words down about her life-changing experience. This is what she wrote: “This trip has been the most amazing time of my entire life … Now I know, without a doubt, that whatever life brings me, no matter how hard, no matter how terrible, I will be able to fight and get through it.”