The Power of a Wish
Halle has a wish. At 13 years of age, her wish is so big, it’s possible that it will transcend all other wishes she’s ever had. She loves fashion, makeup, shoes and travel. The sky’s the limit for Halle because she lives in possibility like most 13 year-old girls.
Halle was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when she was seven years old. She has endured two surgeries, one in Regina and one in Calgary, along with several separate hospitalizations, and countless out patient procedures. Halle needs ongoing medication to help control the Crohn's Disease and finding the right mix was a very big challengee, explains her mom, Heather.
“When she gets sick, her entire world stops”, says Heather. “Sometimes, I would just watch the kids outside playing and I think, I wish Halle could just be a child and not have to endure the pain of this disease.”
“Just last winter Halle's weight was down to 50 pounds. She is doing very well now, and looking forward to graduation from grade eight and starting high school with her twin brother.”
Halle is just one of the thousands of children each year with a life threatening illness and who dare to wish. Since 1984, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to 19,000 children between the ages of three and 17 and their families. This year, the Saskatchewan Chapter expects to grant 1,000 new wishes.
“We have never refused a wish to an eligible child. With the help of volunteers and generous donors, we are able to grant over three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of the child and family. The Foundation has chapters in every province and territory,” says Gay Oldhaver, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Chapter.
"Granting a wish for the children is a symbol of hope and healing"
We want the people of Saskatchewan to know that there are children’s wishes to be granted and that we are asking for your help by participating in the Wishmaker Walk for Wishes on September 22, 2013 and Regina Exhile Island Event in 2014. We will be sharing the story of our wish children in SKY Magazine each quarter with the help of sponsors from the business community like HK Insurance, SGI and SKY Magazine Please get involved and help make a child’s wish come true.
The Saskatchewan Chapter has offices in Saskatoon and Regina.
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada / Saskatchewan Chapter
2055 Albert Street, Regina, Sk./ Ph. Regina 306.352.0511 /
3602 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon, Sk. / Ph. 306.955.051
This story was proudly sponsored by SKY Magazine, SGI and HK Insurance.