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Caroline's Wish for a Puppy

Caroline loves her new best friend! Photo credit: Nicole W.

“ A wish come true strengthens families ”


- 97% of surveyed wish parents

After six-year-old Caroline underwent a liver transplant, she knew exactly what she wanted. A new puppy to stay by her side through recovery!

Caroline is a six-year-old girl, who loves singing to Justin Bieber, eating Big League Chew and playing with her friend’s puppies. Although Caroline has been through a lot by having a liver transplant at the age of six, she continues to have a positive outlook on life. Since Caroline plays with all her friend’s puppies it was an easy decision when volunteers from the Make-A-Wish Georgia came to her to grant her wish. She wished for a Miniature Yorkshire Terrier just like “Lanie,” a family friend’s dog. She planned to push her dog in a stroller, sleep with it, dress it in clothes and put her hair in bows. She also wants to have a parade with her dog and Lanie. That is exactly what Make-A-Wish did. Caroline and her new dog, Boo, marked the Make-A-Wish Georgia’s 5,000th wish. Face painting and balloon artists were among the several entertainment aspects of the parade as well as a marching band to begin the parade with the Grand Marshalls Caroline and Boo. This wish was a very special wish for Caroline and her family as well as the Make-A-Wish team. The memories of her parade with her new best friend will last forever.

  • Caroline got her most heartfelt wish

  • Caroline in her parade!

  • Caroline's Puppy Parade is underway!

  • Caroline waves to her fans!

  • Caroline loves her new puppy, Boo!

  • Caroline and her new best friend, Boo!

  • Caroline's wish come true!

  • Caroline loves her new best friend!

Caroline continues to have a positive outlook on life, despite her health challenges. This wish experience completely reinforced that. ”

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