Breanna’s wish – an enchanted fairytale ball
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Breanna.
Not long after Breanna was born, she was diagnosed with biliary atresia. By the time she was 9, her health was deteriorating quickly and she was added to the waiting list for a liver transplant.
Then one day, the magical phone call came to say that Breanna would receive a healthy liver. The surgery was successful and the new liver transformed her life instantly.
A magical wish
Even though she’s been through a lot, nothing has slowed 12-year-old Breanna down. This bubbly, kind girl kept on doing what she loved to do – organising parties for the local daycare centre with her mum.
It was this that inspired Breanna’s wish – to organise a special fundraising ball where she can raise money to help other really sick kids and teens.
A wish journey fit for a princess
Breanna thought long and hard about her ball, and finally decided that fairytales would be the theme. After all, she believed that “In fairytales, wishes come true.”
With the help of some wonderful fairies, Breanna meticulously planned every detail. She had a vision, and she couldn’t wait to see it come to life.
There had to be a dramatic forest entrance, exquisite table centerpieces, and a Cinderella photo booth. And of course, there needed to be a feast fit for royalty!
Breanna is the belle of the ball at her wish
In her one-of-a-kind sass and bide dress, Breanna made a grand entrance to a standing ovation of 800 guests – and it was clear how much her journey inspired the crowd. Everyone got involved in the silent auctions, live auction and raffles, and Breanna got to hand over a cheque for an incredible $118,000 to Make-A-Wish!
And the best thing? Breanna’s mum says the entire experience has boosted Breanna’s confidence to an all-time high.
“Words cannot describe the bounce it has put in her step, and the difference this experience has made.”
Wishes are vital
You can help more kids like Breanna get a life-changing wish by making a tax deductible donation.
> Six Australian families a day receive the devastating news that their child has a life-threatening illness.
> 642 children are waiting for their wish to come true.
> Last year, the number of families asking for our help increased by 30%.
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