The studio is packed; people are busy making sure everything is in place to ensure taping goes successfully. The actors get into place and then you hear the director roar, “Lights, Camera, Action!” This time, the director is charming, fifteen-year-old William, who is living out his wish “to attend the set of Attack of the Show and G4.”
William and his family were so excited when they found out his wish had been granted! William and his brothers talked for days and days about how thrilled they were to be traveling somewhere, especially considering this would be their first time on an airplane! The moment the limo pulled up in the driveway to take the family to their paradise, they knew William’s wish was no longer a dream.
Upon arriving in Los Angeles, California, the family got to spend two days at Universal Theme Park. William enjoyed all the sights and sounds of Los Angeles, describing them as truly “breathtaking and unforgettable.” The day for William’s wish to come true finally came, and William and his family left for the set of Attack of the Show and G4. This was a moment William will never forget, and you could tell by the smile on his face that this was one of the greatest moments in his life. His mother said she could barely contain her tears while watching the face of her child, who had battled so much, light up with joy. The producers and staff of Attack of the Show and G4 went out of their way to ensure that William felt a part of their team!
Research shows that children have a better attitude towards their treatment procedures after they find out they are going to have their wish granted. William always maintained a positive outlook towards his treatment, and he actually saw his wish as a gift for being such a great patient! Tanishia, William’s mother, is forever thankful for the Make-A-Wish organization and the opportunity for her family to take a trip together. “It helped connect us as a family,” Ms. Rowland noted, “William and his brothers did not want to come back! We want to travel more and see many more places.”
Tanishia had one word to describe the Make-A-Wish organization, the volunteers, and all the wish-granters: “Blessing,”she said. “Many of the families who have children facing life-threatening illnesses are truly holding on as best they can, and when we hear that our child will get to do what they have always dreamed about and at no expense to the family, it is truly a blessing in disguise!”