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Angie M.4

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Review for Make-A-Wish Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hi my name is Angie Diaz Malanche. My 14 year old daughter Imani was diagnosed last year with a rare blood disease called PNH. Imani’s bone marrow has been destroyed by this disease. She goes twice a week to the hospital for observation and blood and platelet transfusions. Currently we are searching for a match for a bone marrow for Imani.
This past summer through this wonderful organization Make A Wish AZ, my daughter and our entire family of 8 were spoiled with a trip to Guam. Imani’s Wish was to go to Guam to say thank you to every family member that fundraised and continues to support her through her illness. Without Imani’s wish and Make a Wish granting such a wish there would’ve never been a way for my family to afford such a trip. Just to see the smile on my daughter’s face for those two weeks was priceless and made me sleep well those nights. It has been a very gloomy and sad 10 months for Imani. Not being able to go to school during her 8th grade year and just being a teenager affected her. I truly don’t know what hurt more as a parent, knowing your child was ill or knowing how sad your daughter is. Both equally pull at my heart. So Make a Wish thank you so much for bringing some light into my daughter’s life even if for a brief moment. I know she like many of the kids who are going through illnesses that even for a split second light up when wishes are granted. That means the world to me and I’m sure many parents feel the same way. I want to thank Make a wish of Guam as well because they had a part in organizing the activities in Guam. This organization is truly about bringing a light of hope, breath of fresh air and miracles to life! We will never ever forget what you all have given our Imani. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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