Once I found out that I was going to have a wish granted, I knew I couldn't dwell on the past anymore, I needed to move forward.
The wish was an amazing experience I went surfing, snorkeling and even had a helicopter ride where I got to see Jurassic Park and Gilligan’s Island. Make-A-Wish could not have made it any better - everything was perfect! The best part of my wish was that I didn't think not once about my cardiac arrest and I didn't have to worry about doctors or hospitals. The wish showed me that when things are down, it will eventually get better – it gave me hope.
Today I'm a senior in Yorktown High School and I aspire to become a Nurse so I can help other kids that have gone through similar things like me. I am an active member in the Make-A-Wish Alumni Committee of the Hudson Valley and have participated in the Annual Walk & 5K Run for Wishes and have shared my story at the Annual Volunteer Luncheon.