Destiny's Wish

Destiny is an outgoing teenage girl living with a neurological condition. She loves all types of music, but her favourite artist is Ed Sheeran. Destiny loves art and spending time with friends.  Destiny wish came true for a special Spring Sixteen birthday celebration with all her friends and family. 

When Make-A-Wish® started planning Destiny’s wish last year, she said she wanted an opportunity to feel special. Destiny had never been able to get all of her friends and family together, so it was incredible to see so many people that traveled here for her. 

The morning of Destiny’s wish, she was whisked away for a very special day. All the while Make-A-Wish volunteers worked behind the scenes with X Infused Events on transforming the party venue into an Enchanted Forest, just as Destiny wished. Destiny had a glam day thanks to Nova Vita Hair Salon and Spa. Destiny also had a custom made dress she designed perfectly for her Spring Sixteen, which was created by The Abby Girl Fund. Destiny said the whole day she felt “happy and beautiful!”

When Destiny arrived for her grand entrance, nearly 100 of her closest family and friends were waiting to welcome her to the party. Destiny and her guests spent the evening enjoying a magic show, photo booth and of course, dancing the night away. Destiny said her favourite part of the evening was the butterfly wishing ceremony where she was presented with a butterfly and she whispered her special wish to the butterfly and released it. Butterflies symbolize freedom and new beginnings so Destiny loved this part of the celebration. 

After Destiny’s wish came true, she told Make-A-Wish “This was the first time that anything has ‘worked out’ perfectly for me. I often can’t attend fun events because of my health, but on my wish day, I felt great. It was wonderful to have everyone special in my life in one room.”

Destiny loved all of the surprises Make-A-Wish had in store for her.  It was a truly amazing experience to be a part of and she told us “it was the best day of my life!” 

Special thanks to the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation for generously donating a camera and accessories for Destiny to capture memories of the celebration. 

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