Marie, 15, Brasil

Duda’s Wish Changed - and Celebrated - Her Life
Marie, 15, Brazil
Ewing's sarcoma

When Marie Eduarda, or “Duda,” was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, everything changed. Her days were filled with hospital visits and doctors, and much of normal teenage life was replaced with medical treatments. Despite this, she dreamed of celebrating her fifteenth birthday – just two months away – like any teenage girl: with a grand party attended by her friends and family.

When the Make-A-Wish Brazil volunteers met with Duda, they knew that they would make her one-true-wish a reality. Duda was actively involved with every step of planning her party, from choosing invitations to walking the event space! Where once her illness filled her thoughts, now she looked forward to planning every detail of her wish day. Wishes, like Duda’s, allow children to replace negative experiences with positive memories, and give them the strength to overcome their illness.

When her wish day finally arrived, with a heart full of joy, Duda danced the night away with family and friends. Duda’s one-true-wish came true, with the love and support of her family, friends and Make-A-Wish. Thank you to all who helped make Duda’s beautiful wish a reality!

Wishes, like Duda’s, allow children to replace negative experiences with positive memories. Donate today to give them the strength to overcome their illness.