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From Mother to Wish Mom

Angel and Corbin
This Mother's Day, we celebrate what it means to be a wish mom. We recently sat down with wish mom, Angel, and asked her about her son Corbin's wish and what the experience meant to her and her family...

Q: Tell us a little about Corbin’s wish experience.

A: Corbin’s wish experience came at an especially crucial time in our lives. While he’s already soldiered through three major surgeries before he turned one, the next one would be totally different. He was preparing to get a new pacemaker at an age where he would be totally aware of what was going on; the pain, the fear, all of it. Corbin was able to go to Disney World three months before he received his new pacemaker. Not only did he get to feel just like a worry free kid, he felt like a super special star. Every day he said “this is the best day ever!”

Q: What impact did Corbin’s wish have on him and your family?

A: Our time on his wish allowed us all to be worry free and focus on having family fun. We were able to spend some time focusing on the joy of life and I feel we all went into Corbin’s next procedure stronger because of it.

Q: What does it mean to be a “wish mom”?

A: Being a wish mom is one of the biggest blessings of my life. Seeing my son’s face beam with joy and light while having his greatest wish come true makes it easier to comfort him in some of the moments of his greatest pain. I wish every child facing life threatening illnesses can have a similar experience and our family is now dedicated to doing what we can to make that happen.

Q: What would you say to other moms out there who are considering supporting Make-A-Wish in some capacity?

A: Supporting Make-A-Wish touches so many lives including the ones who support its mission. Please help make someone’s wish come true, because it is truly a game-changer for a child facing a critical illness.

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