Gabriel is 4 years old and has Ganglioglioma. As you can see from the photo – he’s a real cutie! Gabriel loved his wish box – his eyes lit up with each present he opened. The Make-A-Wish kiwi was quickly named “Kev the Kiwi” and he had a wonderful time with all the toys, ESPECIALLY the cars! #MakeAWishNZ
Abby is 17 years old and has Rhabdomyosarcoma. She loves animals, lego, music, reading, knitting and sewing! Her one true wish was to go to the Gold Coast with her family! They had an awesome trip visiting Dreamworld, Sea World and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Australia!
Eva is 7 years old and has Gastrointestinal Failure. Eva wants to be a nurse when she grows up and is always playing nurse with her dolls. She also loves Sylvanian families and her one true wish was to have a Sylvanian themed playhouse to care for her dolls! On the day of Eva’s wish reveal, two of Eva’s favourite Princesses, Elsa and Anna, were there to surprise her! They had lots of fun opening presents, playing with her dolls and even went on a treasure hunt!
Grayson is 8 years old and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is from California and his one true wish was to see Glowworms in New Zealand! Grayson and his family had a wonderful time exploring the Waitomo Caves, New Zealand and the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. Ruakuri caves. Check out the awesome pics thanks to Shaun Jeffers Photography.
Dillon is 13 years old and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Dillon loves fishing, hunting, soccer, hockey, lollies and playing the guitar. His one true wish was to go fishing with Milan Radonich from Big Angry Fish show!
Te Amohaere is a gorgeous 16 year old who has cancer. Her one true wish was to go on a tech shopping spree! Te Amohaere also loves music; she plays the guitar, writes her own songs and her favourite artist is Stan Walker! Last week she had a very special visit from the man himself!
Judah is 16 years old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His one true wish was to go on a shopping spree. Judah is also fascinated with fast, expensive cars and wanted to have a ride in a Lamborghini Aventador. He was so excited when he received his wish itinerary and found out he would also be visiting Hampton Downs Motorsport Park! Judah had an awesome few days with his family; they shopped til they dropped, had dinner at the Sky Tower and rode in a Lambo as well as a Hummerzine!
Kingston is 6 years old and has leukaemia. Kingston's one true wish was to have a shopping spree at Toyworld New Zealand! When the day arrived, he was suitably dressed for the surprise limo and kept saying "I've never been in a limo! I've never been in a limo!" Kingston and his family arrived at ToyWorld complete with red carpet, velvet rope, balloon arch and paparazzi! Kingston came home with all sorts of toys – trucks, trailers, diggers, helicopters, a light sabre and IronMan toys!
Kelly is 18 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. She loves fashion, makeup, coffee with friends and music! Kelly’s one true wish was to go to the St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Auckland with her two best friends. Special thank you to the organisers at Laneway who went above and beyond to create unique backstage experiences for Kelly including meeting her favourite band!
Lars is 4 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. He loved being the centre of attention when our lovely volunteers arrived with his wish box! Lars couldn’t believe all the gifts – ESPECIALLY the John Deere tractors! He has played with them every day since our visit. He also loved his Make-A-Wish t-shirt and has been wearing it to preschool! #MakeAWishNZ
Jason is 14 years old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jason’s one true wish is to go on a cruise because "it is like a city on water" and he likes the sound of all the activities and entertainment! He’ll be heading off on his trip later this year but in the meantime, we wanted to do something for Jason and his love of computer games! Jason spent a day with some of the awesome game designers at Media Design School creating his very own computer game.
Bostyn's one true wish is to go to the Gold Coast and visit all the theme parks! When Bostyn and his family arrived at the airport, we had a little surprise for him… His favourite rugby player Beauden Barrett was there to check his bags and passport in at the airport! Along with his friends Conrad Smith, Julian Savea and Dane Coles. Hurricanes manager Tony Ward said his players were “only too happy to make someone’s day and be part of Make-A-Wish”. How awesome is that!
Pape is 10 years old and has Cancer. He loves bike riding, wrestling and rugby! He also loves games and his one true wish was to have a PS3. Safe to say he looks pretty happy with it! Pape also told us that if he could experience anything in the world it would be to go to a Nitro Circus Show! Pape and his family were gifted VIP tickets to the show – we can’t wait to see pics and hear all about it! #MakeAWishNZ
Logan and his family are back from their cruise and had the best time EVER! They were treated like royalty and loved dressing up for dinner each night. They also enjoyed the stage shows and were able to meet the cast! The kids had heaps of fun in the arcade, on various excursions as well as the Art Auction, Bingo nights and the list goes on. #MakeAWishNZ