Make-A-Wish South Dakota is still granting wishes for children with critical illnesses! Right now, we are still granting all the wishes we can, ensuring that every possible wish can come true. Make-A-Wish South Dakota is committed to continuing to deliver hope to wish kids, as hope is essential. We are currently pursuing new and creative ways to bring experiences of hope to wish kids today – and into the future.
On Sunday, July 26, Make-A-Wish South Dakota granted Evy’s wish to have a bedroom makeover. Evy and her family kicked off her wish day by being picked up by a pink limousine. They had lunch at Chili’s, shopped at Barnes and Nobles, had a drawing experience at Creative Spirits, and played fun games at Electric Rainbow Arcade!
Upon returning to her house, the red carpet was rolled out for Evy, and she was greeted by family and Make-A-Wish supporters who shouted, “Happy Wish Day, Evy!” A volunteer told her that her wish was coming true, and Evy hurried to her room, eager to see the finished product. Evy was all smiles as she checked out her dragon-themed room, complete with bunk beds, a Purple brand mattress, a lava lamp, a Roku TV, and many other special gifts! Other items in the room included LED changing lights, tv stand/bookshelf, a dragon decal from AlphaGraphics, pictures of dragons, foldable chairs, a rug, mirror, projection clock and an Xbox gaming console!
Evy says about her wish, “I had so much fun and was really surprised! I didn’t realize my wish was coming true, and then it did! It was way more than I expected, and I love getting to enjoy my wish every day and night!!”
This wish was adopted by Angels with a Dream, and representatives Roxie, Lucy, and Brooklyn were able to celebrate Evy’s wish day with her.
Thank you to all those who made Evy's wish come true by donating your time, items, or services, especially Kids 2 College, Stellar Limousine, HOM Furniture of Sioux Falls, Raquel with RCC Photography, GameStop and wish granters Kristin and Kerry, Culver's, Electric Rainbow Arcade and Heather Craig with Creative Spirits.
Evy’s parents, Chris and Cassandra, expressed their thankfulness for this wish, saying, “We were blown away with the generosity of Make-A-Wish and Angels with a Dream. From planning, discussing, and execution of the surprise reveal day, the wish come true was truly that, a Wish Come True for our Evy! She loved the day and declared at the end of it, 'THIS was the BEST day ever.' Her spirits were lifted, and she has enjoyed her 'Room Makeover' each and every day. She loves everything about the wish down to the last detail that was thought through. Make-A-Wish blessed our entire family with an extremely memorable day of riding in a limo, eating together, and doing fun activities with one another. None of us will forget [the wish], and our wish as parents that our children would be happy and together was also granted. Thank you so much for all that was given and for the love and care that was displayed.”
Watch Evy's room being put together by the Kids 2 College team HERE!
Check out news stories from other recent wishes, like Riggs’ wish to have a sensory bedroom makeover, and Peydon’s wish to go on an electronics shopping spree.
Now more than ever, hope is essential, especially for children with critical illnesses who are some of the most vulnerable among us. Make-A-Wish South Dakota delivers hope to children, families and communities when they need it most. In these challenging times, Make-A-Wish South Dakota remains committed to finding ways to deliver hope for today, and tomorrow, for kids like Evy, Riggs, and Peydon.