I wish to have a ski chairlift experience!
Some wish recipients want to travel to far off places. Others want a personal space to call their own, like a new playhouse. Others want an experience like they’ve never had, like five-year-old Moss, from B.C.’s Kootenay region.
Moss loves to ski, but his local hill only has a T-bar. He wanted to use a chair lift. Diagnosed with a Wilms tumour at age two-and-a-half, Moss was granted a wish through our foundation, and a ski chairlift experience is exactly what he wished for. His first steps, though, were to have the tumour removed, and undergo chemotherapy.
A Wilms Tumour starts in the cells of the kidney. It can spread to other parts of the body. Treatment can involve surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.
“When Moss finished his six-month chemotherapy treatment, he began to recover from his whole ordeal," said Moss' mom, Julie. "When Moss was able to make a wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he knew exactly what he wanted to do!”
In this made-in-B.C. wish adventure, Moss and his family were whisked off to Big White Ski Resort outside Kelowna, where Moss was given his first-ever, very-own ski equipment, and he realized his dream to get on a ski lift.
The fun didn’t stop there, though, as Moss and his family got to enjoy many of the other exciting winter activities offered by the resort; Moss loved the pool and the hot tub, as well as tubing, dogsledding and ice climbing!
“We'd like to thank everybody who donated towards Moss's wish as this was something our family would never have been able to do on our own. It was such a special experience for him!”