Abbey, our baking queen!
Abbey, an 11-year-old aspiring baker, was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, a rare liver condition at just a few weeks old. Her life consisted of long hospital stays, with two liver transplants to date, and a lot of isolation.
Even from home, Abbey has to constantly monitor her health, which means it isn’t always easy to spend time playing with her friends or at school.
Despite at all, Abbey has a kind and caring personality. She’s always loved baking with her Dad and watching cooking shows for inspiration.
“I’ve loved baking for as long as I can remember - it’s the one thing which I didn’t make me feel threatened. It gave me a sense of freedom when I was sick and I wasn’t able to play with my friends.
A galaxy themed wish
When she first learned her wish would be granted, Abbey knew she wanted to combine her two great loves - her best friends and baking.
In her selfless way, she decided to plan, prepare and host a high tea with five of her friends, to thank them for their support throughout her health journey.
Leading up to her special day, Abbey is having a great time planning her event, even putting a storyboard together for how the day should look and feel.
She also decided on a galaxy theme for the event because,
"When you look up to the stars, anything is possible".
The power of a wish
Abbey was super excited to learn her wish would come true!
Abbey’s wish is the start of a new phase in her life, with her mum Shirley saying,
This wish signifies the end of her illness.
For humble Abbey, it's even simpler than that, as she adds, "Sharing this with my friends makes me feel really happy!”
It's amazing what baking can do
This Summer, we're rallying baking lovers, just like Abbey, around Australia to make wishes come true.
By joining Bake A Wish, our largest community fundraising campaign, you'll be making the impossible possible for more kids facing serious illness.
Find out how you can get involved.