Press release from Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina:
Wish Encourages Little Girl To Shoot For The Stars
Ashlyn’s wish to swing high on a tire swing comes true
Ashlyn’s dream of being able to “swing high” anytime she wants is finally coming true. After being diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer, in November 2013, three-year-old Ashlyn has been continuously enduring chemotherapy. With the exception of her illness, Ashlyn is just like many of the other little girls her age. She absolutely loves playing and reading with her siblings, anything outdoors, and all things involving the movie Frozen.
When wish granters arrived at Ashlyn’s home she let them know right away that, whatever her wish was, she wanted it to involve being outside and the ability to be with her family. Given this and her love of high swings, it did not take long for her to decide that she wanted a playhouse with a tire swing. Her parents also decided that if Ashlyn were to receive this wish, they would want the playset to be partially covered so that she could play on rainy days as well.
There will be a wish party on July 26 at Swannanoa Public Library Park at 11 a.m. to reveal Ashlyn’s new playset and celebrate her wish coming true. The party will continue the outdoors theme and will involve bubble painting, hula hooping, and many other fun activities for Ashlyn and her guests. A surprise special appearance from Elsa from the movie Frozen is also scheduled to occur.
Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina is a local non-profit and relies on community support to grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many of them, it marks a turning point in their fight against their illnesses. For their doctors, nurses and other health professionals, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better, emotionally and even physically.