Wish Kid Aydin: "I wish to be a singer"

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Wish Kid Aydin: "I wish to be a singer"

When 7-year-old Aydin wished to be a singer, Make-A-Wish made that dream come true. Part of being a singer includes a new outfit for a rock star.

When 7-year-old Aydin wished to be a singer, Make-A-Wish made that dream come true. Part of being a singer includes a new outfit for a rock star.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Wish Stories

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In anticipation of Halloween, adults and children alike ask themselves: “What do I want to be?” When Make-A-Wish® volunteers met with 7-year-old Aydin to learn what her one true wish would be, she asked herself the same question; and the answer was immediately clear. More than anything, Aydin wanted to be a singer.

At one time, Aydin's parents weren't sure she'd ever speak. Her diagnosis with a life-threatening medical condition came with a long list of possible ways it could impact her life. Though Aydin faces many obstacles, speech isn't one of them -- and she even took it a step further and learned to love singing.

What Aydin may not have envisioned when she told Make-A-Wish volunteers that she wished to be a singer is everything that would come with it: the photo shoots, the recording studio, a bundle of CDs and her debut performance at a local music venue. Aydin’s wish became an event that will lift her spirits far into the future. On the day of Aydin’s wish, friends participated in her wish by hearing her sing and lining up to get her autograph.

Aydin's experience as a singer gave her a glimpse of what life can hold besides medical treatments and worry, and gave her courage and optimism to help her overcome challenges in her future.

Watch Aydin’s day as a singer unfold here.

 

 

To read more of Aydin’s wish, other wish stories, and find out how you can get involved, please visit wish.org.

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ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Health | Make a Wish | Wish kid | kids | philanthropy

CAMPAIGN: Wish Stories

CONTENT: Multimedia with summary

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