Make-A-Wish: A princess' wish - Elena Reyes Aguilar
PORTLAND, Ore. -- If you're looking for some good news, a 15-year-old girl facing a terrible struggle, finally had her wish come true thanks to the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation.
She rolled up to Washington Square Mall like a rock star greeted by a cheering crowd and that was just the beginning.
Elena Reyes Aguilar has a progressive neuromuscular disorder making it hard for her to walk so she spends a lot of tie in her room. "I just like wanted it to kind of look like a princess room," Aguilar said.
Make-A-Wish and Macy's teamed up to make that wish come true with a princess makeover for Aguilar and her mom, including a shopping spree to turn her room into a castle. A more accessible castle, at that.
"I just want to say I'm really grateful in that I'm really blessed to have all this. Not a lot of people have what I have," Aguilar told KATU.
But she wasn't talking about the shopping spree; she was talking about her family. That's why when she wrote a letter to Santa she didn't have much to ask of him.
"I didn't really ask him for anything. Because I have - I have everything that I have ever wanted," Aguilar said.
A loving family and supportive friends, this holiday season, who could ask for anything more?
Right now Make-A-Wish is holding its annual "Season of Wishes" campaign to raise money to help kids like Elena who face life-threatening illnesses.
Find out how you can change lives through the "Season of Wishes" campaign by going to our Hotlinks section located under the Inside KATU tab.