When Make-A-Wish® volunteers met 7-year-old Shania, they communicated with her with assistance from her grandmother because Shania could not talk. However, when it came to expressing her one true wish, words were not necessary. Shania’s joyful expressions when volunteers talked about how much she liked cupcakes and ice cream transcended the barrier of the spoken word. After learning about her love for singing, music, and dancing, it became apparent that Shania’s wish to have a party was absolutely perfect.
On the day of her wish, Shania entered a specially decorated room complete with a DJ, colorful lights and, of course, lots of Blue Bunny ice cream. Shania’s joy was apparent as she danced, smiled and enjoyed a party thrown just for her.