Just like most kids her age, eight-year-old Amanda loves watching television and playing outdoors. However, Amanda’s Moya Moya disease makes it hard for her to live a normal life. Make-A-Wish® wanted to know how they could bring some normalcy back into Amanda’s life and help keep a smile on her face. It was no surprise when this active girl wished for her very own swimming pool.
The day of Amanda’s wish party, family and friends gathered to watch Amanda as her new gift was unveiled. Amanda was so eager to start swimming that she stood with her new raft in her empty pool, allowing the water to fill up around her. Once the pool was filled, Amanda’s sister and cousins joined her in the refreshing water, where they spent the remainder of the day laughing and splashing around.
Amanda and her family could not have been more grateful for all Make-A-Wish had done for them, making Amanda’s dreams come true. They were given the perfect gift; a gift they can all enjoy together, allowing them to create new memories and have unforgettable experiences for years to come.