In 2009, 18-year-old Lauren wished to go to Hawaii. The teenager, suffering from lymphoma, spent a week with her family swimming with dolphins and enjoying genuine island luaus. Years later, Lauren is able to reflect back on her wish with fond memories.
"My wish was a life changing opportunity that my family would not have otherwise had," said Lauren. "So much so that I now volunteer and give my time back to other wish kids!"
Lauren has been a wish granting volunteer with Make-A-Wish Georgia in the Columbus area since 2012. She has been a part of more than 20 wishes granted during the last four years. Lauren also attends Make-A-Wish Georgia events as a wish ambassador and tells her wish story to other supporters.