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Yanelis smiles big

Yanelis's wish to have braces

“ This wish impacted my daughter’s life in a big, positive way. ”


- Yanelis' mother

Always insecure about her smile, Yanelis was beaming after her wish to have braces came true. She knew that getting braces would give her the confidence that she needs to show off her biggest smile.

On her wish day, Yanelis was surprised with her first-ever limo ride, and amazed by the bright lights and comfortable seats. When she arrived at the orthodontist, she was greeted with cheers, smiles and balloons.

First there was a teeth cleaning, and then the orthodontist put on her pink and gold braces. Looking into the mirror after she received her braces was Yanelis’s favorite part of the day. She was grinning from ear to ear and could not stop staring at her shiny new braces. She now has the courage to show her glowing smile.

“This wish impacted my daughter’s life in a big, positive way,” her mother said. “My favorite part was seeing Yanelis getting her braces on, and knowing and feeling the joy in her, and our, hearts. After she got her wish, she was more happy and confident with herself.”

Wish Granters: Claudia Hurwitz and Danielle Spiegelman
Referred by Stephanie McGuiness, her social worker
Wish adopted by Kenneth & Paula Munson Charitable Trust
  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

  • Yanelis's wish to have braces

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