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Arisleyda celebrates her birthday Broadway-style

Arisleyda's wish to have an 18th birthday bash

“ Every last detail was exactly as I requested. ”

As a little girl, Arisleyda often envisioned what her Quinceañera would be like. But when she turned 15, her dreams of having the traditional Hispanic coming-of-age celebration were dampened because she was battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. That’s why she wished to have a huge 18th birthday bash.

With a gorgeous gown, professional hairstyling and glamorous makeup, Arisleyda was ready for her grand entrance to the banquet hall in a sleek limousine. She cried when she arrived because it was so beautiful. Every last detail was exactly as she had requested.

Surrounded by family and friends, Arisleyda celebrated her 18th birthday with the big bash she has always dreamt of. Together, they enjoyed a delicious dinner and cake and danced the night away as a DJ played her favorite tunes. A professional photographer and a videographer were there to capture all the special moments.

Arisleyda even had two “costume changes” into other beautiful dresses. She also performed special dances with her father, brothers and friends choreographed to songs from her favorite musical, “Phantom of the Opera.” She truly was the belle of the ball.

Wish Granters: Yessenia Alonso & Richard Kelly
Referred by: Maria Torres, her social worker
Wish adopted by: Drs. Roger & Ginger Medel



  • Arisleyda's wish to have an 18th birthday bash.

  • Arisleyda's wish to have an 18th birthday bash.

  • Arisleyda's wish to have an 18th birthday bash.

  • Arisleyda's wish to have an 18th birthday bash.

  • Arisleyda's wish to have an 18th birthday bash.

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