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From One Warrior to 300 More

  • Emma wished for 50 care kits, but there were actually 300 created!

  • Emma and her mom were thrilled to see so many care kits ready to hand out!

  • Emma’s Care Kits were created for patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • Emma was able to spend time with patients as she passed out her care kits, making instant new friends.

“ I’m so thankful for the chance to give back to other kids. They deserve it. ”


- Emma

Sponsored By Bristol-Myers Squibb

A wish can be anything. A wish to go, a wish to have, a wish to meet, a wish to be. But sometimes Georgia wish kids use their wish to make a difference, choosing a wish to give back.

While undergoing cancer treatment, Emma, 19, experienced firsthand just how long and boring the days at the hospital could be. Thankfully, her treatments proved to be worth it; she was officially declared cancer-free!

When it came time to determine her most heartfelt wish, Emma thought about all of the kids still receiving medical treatments at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She longed to bring them joy and smiles, shining light in their worlds full of unknowns and diagnoses. 

After meeting with volunteers, Emma knew exactly what she wanted: she wished to give 50 care kits to kids in the hospital! What she didn’t know was that there would be a big surprise in store…

From one warrior to 300 more

On Emma’s wish day, she arrived at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in a limo. Staff from Make-A-Wish Georgia were waiting for her, ready to reveal the news: Emma would be handing out not 50, but 300, care kits to kids receiving treatment in the hospital!

For the rest of the afternoon, Emma greeted patients and their families and gave them care kits full of stuffed animals, coloring books, puzzles and other items to pass the time in their rooms more quickly. Joy filled the room as hearts connected, grateful for the chance to spend a moment together. Because one moment changes everything.

In one moment, a child affected by a critical illness can find hope again and share it with even more. That’s the power of a wish.

Emma greeted patients and their families and gave them care kits full of stuffed animals, coloring books, puzzles and other items to pass the time in their rooms more quickly. ”

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