Make-A-Wish® Grants Eight Year Old's Wish to be a Doctor

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Make-A-Wish® Grants Eight Year Old's Wish to be a Doctor

Make-A-Wish granted 8-year-old Cindy's wish to be an ear, nose and throat doctor. (Sara Ackermann Photography)

Cindy confers with her ENT doctor mentor. (Sara Ackermann Photography)

Cindy gets hands-on practice with the tools she'll use as an ENT. (Sara Ackermann Photography)

Cindy sees one of her first patients. (Sara Ackermann Photography)

Cindy wants to be an ENT to help others feel better. (Sara Ackermann Photography)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Wish Stories

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Cindy, 8, was so inspired by the care she received from her doctors that she wished to be one.

Cindy surprised her Make-A-Wish® volunteer wish granters and flattered her physicians when she shared with them that her true wish is to be an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT). The chronic lung disease that she was born with has meant many hours as a patient in her ENT’s office, but she likes it there because visits help her feel better.

Cindy’s day as an ENT was her day to help others feel better. She shadowed the staff in her orange lab coat, saw patients and wrote prescriptions.

She also boosted the spirits of the staff members, some of whom remembered seeing her as a patient and were delighted to see her having fun, learning, and getting to be a normal, healthy child.

To learn how to make more wishes like Cindy’s come true, visit wish.org.  

Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Education | Health & Healthcare | Positive Change | make a wish foundation

CAMPAIGN: Wish Stories

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