Dara, 8, wished for the ‘ultimate puppy experience’. When Dara was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the promise of a puppy kept her going through two years of tough treatment. Her beloved dog Koko arrived, but she continued to dream about even more puppies. So, Dara decided for her wish she wanted to have the ultimate puppy experience – to spend the whole day surrounded by puppies and just as importantly to make sure they all had loving families to go home to.
Dara spent the day with over 23 puppies from a shelter, going around different puppy stations playing with all of the puppies. There was a cuddle corner, grooming station, training station, puppy arts and crafts and the day ended with all 23 puppies finding their forever homes.
Noah, 7, diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease, wished to have his own veggie patch so he could cook for his mum and dad and care for his plants. Noah selected this as his wish because he wanted his own space that he could hang out in with his friends and grow his very own plants.
Noah’s Mum said, “We’ll be able to grow safe foods and hopefully some of these plants will be the first things that go in his feeding tube. On Noah’s worst days he’ll be able to look at everything and see what’s going on –– it’s such a good, sensory place, and he’s going to get such joy seeing everything grow”.
Noah drew inspiration for his pillowcase from his favourite elements from the garden.
Christina, 16, diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, wished to visit Ningaloo Reef and see wildlife in its most natural state. Christina is passionate about nature and animals and in particular, seeing them in their natural habitat. She cares a lot about the environment which is why Christina has wished to visit Ningaloo Reef.
Christina’s trip includes glamping, snorkelling and swimming with the turtles!