For wish kid Brieanna, the outdoors are essential, and when she became sick, moving to a new house where she couldn’t be outside was devastating. Brieanna sees the outdoors as an escape from everyday struggles and somewhere where she can just relax and maybe hang out with friends. Brieanna’s most desired wish for a backyard oasis was the perfect way for her to get back to her happy place. As Brieanna describes it herself, “It’s the one thing I really missed…being outside and being able to get some fresh air and sun without standing in the dirt…it was just something probably needed.”
The happy emotions emanating from Brieanna as soon as she stepped out onto her brand new backyard was palpable as her friends and family greeted her outside! Brieanna was met with a deck, a big outdoor sofa area with more patio furniture, a fountain, a swinging bench, and even a hot tub. Brieanna’s mom exclaimed, “Hearing her laugh and hearing her be happy, is all a parent wants for their child.” Brieanna’s smile stretched from ear to ear as she explored her new backyard and all its cool new amenities. According to Brieanna, the extra patio furniture was a surprise, which was the cherry on top for her, as she can now invite more friends to hang out.
Life with chemotherapy and treatments is extremely tough to go through, but with her new dream-come-true outdoor oasis as her escape, Brieanna can take on whatever is thrown her way. “It’s just amazing to see her happy, and to see her with her friends…she’s been through a lot and deserves everything,” says her mother.
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Wish Granters: Risa B. Dinberg & Gina H. Jolly
Referred by Jessica Bolding, her social worker
Wish adopted by Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation