So when she was asked that one magical question, "If you could have one wish, what would it be?", she knew exactly what to wish for. She wished to go to Germany with her family to explore their German heritage and learn more about the culture there. Her grandmother had often shared stories of their German background with her so it was important for Lanay to bring her along on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. In addition to her grandmother, she also traveled with her mother and her father, who is also her kidney donor.
Lanay’s wish represented a new chapter in her life. For a child with a critical illness and facing a kidney transplant, the opportunity to travel to a foreign country and explore with no limitations was nothing but a distant dream. But Lanay’s wish served as a catalyst for renewed strength and gave her something to focus on during her most difficult times. For Lanay and her family, this was more than a trip – it was a light at the end of the tunnel.
Lanay's wish to go to Germany in Miami was made possible by Jersey Mike's Subs 2017 March Month of Giving campaign.