With her outgoing personality and animated demeanor, wish kid Zoey is best described as a ray of sunshine. She loves all things pink, her favorite animal is a unicorn and if given the chance, she would eat vanilla ice cream and pizza every day. At only four years-old, Zoey has courageously faced incredible hardships in her life. Being diagnosed with leukemia, she spends most of her time in doctor’s appointments and hospital visits. Through it all, Zoey fights her disease bravely and never lets her smile waver. When asked what her one-true-wish would be, Zoey shared she wished to visit her best friend, Gianna, in Lake Tahoe while staying in a cabin with a hot tub.
From the moment Zoey and her family arrived at their cozy cabin, they couldn’t believe they were finally there and that the wish was happening! The incredible house was complete with a pool table, movie room, and of course, a large hot tub! After getting settled in, it was time for Zoey and Gianna’s reunion. Zoey squealed with excitement when she saw her best friend and the room was instantaneously filled with nonstop giggles and smiles! Together, they played in the snow, building snowmen, making snow angels and sledding! After a day of fun, the girls couldn’t wait to warm up in the hot tub that Zoey had been envisioning for so long! Zoey’s mom captured this moment on camera and said, “I got really emotional because the picture just captured the essence of the wish – it was exactly what Zoey had wanted to do and had been talking about.”
At the end of the trip, Zoey did not want to say goodbye to Gianna, but was happy to have spent so much time with her best friend. The trip was a much-needed escape from day-to-day life for Zoey and her family.
After the trip, her mom said, “The trip was really special because it really lifted Zoey’s spirits. Getting to see her friend and know that she still loved her even with her short hair meant so much to her.”