Make A Wish

Have you ever made a wish then experienced the joy of it coming true? There is no feeling like it, especially for a young child. When I was asked to write a song for the Make A Wish Foundation I was overjoyed with the opportunity. I really wanted to capture what a wish can do and what the foundations mission was about and have that expressed into a song. I sat in front of the computer for hours and read about how Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix battling Leukemia. His wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create this unprecedented kind of charity…

I read story after story of Wish kids and their experience of wishes coming true and how it changed their outlook. Then I came across Wish Kid, Sierra. At five years old, Sierra was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, a diagnosis that can be devastating, especially to a child. As the tears welled up in my eyes it brought me back to when I was diagnosed. I remember how scared I was of not knowing of what was wrong with me and what the outcome would be. 

The power of a wish can change those feelings and turn despair into hope, fear into strength, and sorrow into joy. As I sat for moment, wiped the tears from my eyes, the first lines of the song poured out of me. 

“Hope to heal our hearts, Strength to carry on, Joy for all the girls and boys special to this world, There’s a wish for you today”

This special song is called “This Wish”. It is a tribute to Make-A-Wish, and to kids like Sierra, whose courage, bravery and optimism are an inspiration to me each and every day.

This Saturday I get to perform it live at Evening of Wishes Gala at Mohegan Sun and speak about my story. I also get to introduce a video package showing how Sierra’s wish, to visit “Harry Potter Land” in London, gave her the hope to believe in a future. Sierra’s future is one filled with dreams to be a star and to change the world. As the star of the “Evening of Wishes” Gala, guests will witness first-hand Sierra’s dreams become a reality and watch as she begins her journey to change the world, one wish at a time.

I’m so honored to be a part of this night with Make-A-Wish Connecticut and can’t wait to share the song with you in the coming weeks.

2 comments

  • Kim

    Kim CT

    Your Song and Speech were beautiful. I am sharing your song and blog link on our Facebook page of Childhood Cancer Kids, Sierra's Charity. We'd love a copy of your speech. Thank you, Sierra's Mom

    Your Song and Speech were beautiful. I am sharing your song and blog link on our Facebook page of Childhood Cancer Kids, Sierra's Charity. We'd love a copy of your speech. Thank you, Sierra's Mom

  • Charlie Scopoletti

    Charlie Scopoletti

    Thank you so much!! You have such a beautiful family!! I will get you a copy no problem and look forward to seeing you all again.

    Thank you so much!! You have such a beautiful family!! I will get you a copy no problem and look forward to seeing you all again.

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