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.

#WishForce, assemble!

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 surprise 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.

Thank you

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.

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