Allie is a very outgoing 16-year-old girl from Metcalfe Ontario who became a part of Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario after she was referred to us by a social worker at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. When we first heard about Allie’s need for a wish, we learned that she suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and CF Diabetes. Allie takes at least 30 pills a day when she is healthy and works at least one hour each day with equipment to keep her lungs clear.
After Make-A-Wish learned that her biggest dream was to meet Justin Bieber our team got straight to work to make sure that it happened in a big way. Since Allie loves public speaking, and our Fifth Annual Three Wishes Gala was set to happen two days before the meeting date, we asked her to give a speech and make a video about what her wish was.
Allie happily wrote a speech where she reconfirmed this is truly her wish:
“To think that one day I will meet Justin Bieber drives me insane!! If my wish came true, it would be the highlight of my life!” said Allie.“I will never look back at it and say: Wow, what was I thinking?! Because this is truly my wish.”
At the end of her video, Make-A-Wish made a special surprise announcement in front of the whole room; in fact Justin Bieber sent us a video announcing to Allie that she was going to be meeting him in two days! She was all smiles and was crying tears of joy, when her wish granters took to the stage and gave her wish Itinerary, train tickets, concert tickets and of course an oversized basket of Justin Bieber goodies.
Allie left the next day by train to Montreal, Quebec where she was pampered at a Salon with her sister and Mother before they went for their big introduction. Justin Bieber was a little gentleman who spent a lot of time with Allie getting to know her. Justin pulled one of his newest Acoustic Guitars out of his stock, signed it and gave it to her.
Make-A-Wish® is proud to say that thanks to the help of our network of volunteers, supporters and affiliates, Allie was able to “Share the Power of a Wish®!”