Meet Our Moms
The magnificent women we’ve been privileged to bless, who have touched us and countless more along the way.
Melissa was a single mom of two children ages 16 and 15. She was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Her wish was to take her kids to DisneyWorld. Her family hopes to honor that wish one day since she was unable to travel. Instead, we brought Christmas early to Melissa and her kids. This wish was granted in 48 hours by the help of many people. Melissa watched her children open gifts and listened to carolers outside while the snow was falling. Melissa passed away a week later on December 6, 2017.
Shanna battled stage 4 metastatic breast cancer for 2 years. She and her husband have 2 girls, ages 5 and 7. She lives outside of New York City and her wish was to spend Thanksgiving watching the parade and enjoying a big lunch with her whole family. Ally’s Wish provided a hotel view of the parade and Broadway tickets. Her wish was granted in November 2017.
Christine is a single mom with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her liver, lymph nodes and bloodstream. Her wish was to take her son to Universal Studies in Florida on his birthday. Her wish was granted in October 2017.
Laura was a young mom diagnosed with a very rare form of appendix cancer. Laura had twin 3-year-old girls. Her wish was to provide charm bracelets for her daughters with charms to commemorate future significant milestones in their lives. Laura picked out charms and the girls’ dad will add the extra charms as the years pass. Laura passed away shortly after the wish was granted in October 2017.
Carla is a single mom to four amazing children: a daughter (20) and 3 sons (17, 11, 7). Carla was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer in October 2010 at the age of 41. The diagnosis gave her an average of two years to live, and a 12% chance to make it five years. Carla took her daughter to New York City for her 18th birthday/graduation gift. Her three boys requested the same trip for their graduations. Carla’s wish is to take them on a family trip to New York City to create memories for them to recall. Her and the kids went to New York City to make special memories. Carla’s wish came true in June 2017.
Vicki is a mom of 4 boys. Last year she went for annual mammogram. The noticed something and she was immediately diagnosed Stage 4 breast cancer, and it has spread to her bones and liver. Her wish was to make memories this summer with her boys. Her wish was to take her family on a cruise out of Galveston. This wish was granted in June 2017.