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Nicole's wish to have a 17th birthday party!

Nicole wished for a birthday party

“ This party will not only celebrate my 17th birthday, but also the fact that I survived. ”


- Nicole

Due to long hospital stays and two major surgeries, Nicole was unable to celebrate her "Sweet 16." Now on the road to recovery, Nicole can finally have the party of her dreams and the princess treatment she deserves.

Nicole's celebration started long before the guests arrived. In the early afternoon of her 17th birthday party, Nicole headed to the Belezza Salon & Spa for some royal treatment. The staff fussed, primped, and pampered while Nicole was giddy with anticipation of the big event. Although she had missed the quintessential Sweet 16 milestone, she knew this evening would be even more magical with the efforts of the Make-A-Wish® employees and volunteers.

The whole day was extraordinary, but she truly felt like a princess once she stepped into her gown.

Nicole's smile grew as she entered the ballroom at The Elan to find the room filled with those who had supported her through her challenging year. They danced, dined, and then danced some more to celebrate life, health, and Nicole’s journey.

It was a perfect evening.

Nikki had a smile on her face the entire evening! Thank you... from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! ”

— Nicole's mom, Maria

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