Venessa's fashion forward wish
When Venessa's wish for the ultimate fashion experience, an entire #WishForce came together to make her feel like a superstar!
Venessa was about to go to Paris for a modelling contract when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, placing her dreams immediately on hold.
Always ready to help, our #WishForce were determined to make Venessa's wish a reality, and they didn't disappoint.
Venessa flew into Sydney with Qantas in VIP style, where she met with idol, supermodel, and Make-A-Wish ambassador Samantha Harris for a photoshoot with sass & bide. The pics were featured on oOh! Media billboards throughout the airport and in shopping centres for the duration of her wish experience, which was a huge suprise for her family!
The old Venessa's back
From meeting with acclaimed designers, to experiencing behind the scenes at a Fashion Week runway show - Venessa's unique wish journey helped return her confidence and self-belief.
Mum told us, "You could see Venessa just coming out of herself, her old self creeping back into her eyes."
"We can now see a light at the end of the tunnel for our daughter. She’s back, and Make-A-Wish has made that happen for her."
A model update
Months after her wish, the talented Venessa reunited with sass & bide over Christmas... on a photo shoot to promote their star power necklace! We can't wait to see where positive impact of Venessa's wish experience continues to take her.
So many great organisations in our #WishForce came together to help make Venessa’s extraordinary wish journey come true. A big thanks to Hyundai Help for Kids for chauffeuring Venessa in style, and to Qantas, oOh! Media, sass & bide, Alex Perry and our amazing ambassador Samantha Harris.