Charli's new best friend

6 year old Charli has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and wasn’t able to have any real contact with animals throughout her treatment.

So imagine her excitement when she was told her wish was being granted!

Charli wished for a yellow Labrador puppy named Lola.

Puppy power

The positive impact of Charli’s wish was clear before Lola had even arrived.

As soon the wish journey began, Charli forgot about how sick she had been and could only think about Lola! She was soon busy preparing a list of all the things Lola would need.

Her excitement grew every week as more and more puppy paw prints appeared on the front porch.

Simply the best

Charli even got to play with all the puppies when they were just 4 weeks old. But the best part was still to come, and when the countdown was finally over, Lola arrived in a beautiful purple and green tutu.

Charli’s mum says “Wish day was the most memorable, happy day we’ve had as a family in a very long time.”

Lifelong friends

Since Lola came into their lives, there has been a huge positive change both physically and mentally in Charli, along with feelings that can only be described as “pure joy!”

They love to play fetch together in the backyard without a worry in the world – exactly as it should be for this bright, bubbly 6 year old.

“It was as if our bright shining light was dimmed…and once her wish was granted her light was re-lit and is now beginning to shine again, bigger and brighter every day!” – Charli’s Mum


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The facts

> 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%.

> We don’t receive any government funding – all wishes are powered by the generosity of our supporters.


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