At the age of 7, Camila was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that produces immature bone, and her left leg was amputated due to her illness. Her mom registered her at Make-A-Wish Chile in order to have a special wish granted for her to lift up her spirits for recovery. Her wish was, “I wish to have a poodle dog”.

With the help of our staff and volunteers, and also with the support from our donors, we managed to grant Camila’s wish in a very special way when she was 8 years old. On her wish granting day, Camila had her prosthetic leg and was able to walk. We surprised her at home with a large box which contained her longed-for puppy…Her happiness was unforgettable. Her puppy was her companion for 15 years and helped her in her emotional recovery.

When we asked Camila what was the impact from Make-A-Wish, she said: “Make-A-Wish showed me that there is nothing impossible, that dreams are the engine of life and that you only need to believe, have faith and hope”.

Thank you Make-A-Wish supporters!

Contributions of time, talent and money allow us to transform lives, one wish at a time. Wishes come true because of the caring actions of volunteers, donors, medical professionals and communities who come together for one purpose: To create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

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