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A Wish to Connect Leads to a Commitment to Contribute

“ The wish experience inspired me to pursue a career in helping others... ”

- Teresa

Teresa's wish for a laptop let her connect with friends and keep up on schoolwork during a very long stay in the hospital before and after her surgery.

She was able to finish her sophomore year and graduate from high school on time. “The wish experience inspired me to pursue a career in helping others and led me to my internship in Washington D.C.," she says.

Today, as she works on a graduate degree in public health, she has a meaningful career and looks for ways to make a difference in society.

“My wish day was an incredible escape from my daily realities,” she says, “and taught me about the importance of giving back.”

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June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM


I am so touched by Teresa's story. Her bright spirit and joy shine through in the sharing of her life story. Best wishes in all of her future endeavors!

November 12, 2014 - 11:04 PM


omg your so beautiful!!! #flawless

December 19, 2014 - 9:33 AM

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