A caregiver and a mother are hoping to grant a 17-year-old girl’s wish after they say the Make A Wish Foundation denied it.
Cami Hoffman Smith took to Facebook whenever she learned one of her favorite patients at Texas Children’s Hospital was denied her Make A Wish.
Smith says Brooke, 17, is living with cystic fibrosis and her wish was to get with Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant to design a shoe to bring awareness to the genetic disease.
Ok folks this is a story near and dear to my heart! One of my most favorite patients EVER was denied her Make A Wish. Brooke is 17 years old living in Texas with Cystic Fibrosis and her wish was to get with Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant to design a shoe for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness. How SELFLESS can she be, she didn’t ask for anything for herself, but to bring AWARENESS to a horrible lifelong disease. Make a wish told her the sky was the limit, but she couldn’t ask for 1. A hunting trip, 2. An in ground swimming pool, and 3. A car. She asked to design a shoe and was turned down flat. I would love for enough people to share this post so she can get her make a wish even if it isn’t from the organization themselves. Make a wish is the one who denied her…. There is no hard feelings for make a wish they are an AMAZING ORGANIZATION. Brooke was just encouraged to go out on her own and try to get this done and make a difference! We are hoping to reach Kevin Durant with this post. Please share this post!!!!
Brooke’s mom, Kristy Wolcott, says her daughter chose Kevin Durant for three reasons:
1. He is her FAVORITE basketball player and OKC is her favorite team.
2. She loves his shoes
3. Because she thought it was awesome how much attention his Aunt Pearl shoes gained for cancer awareness.
Unfortunately, Smith and Wolcott say Brooke’s wish didn’t come true.
Now, they are hoping Smith’s Facebook post will catch Durant’s attention and help make Brooke’s wish come true.
Durant’s Facebook wall has been flooded with the post since its posting.
In just two days, Smith’s post has been shared more than 117,000 times.
Smith and Wolcott both say they have no ill will towards the Make A Wish Foundation. In both of their Facebook posts, they emphasize they believe it is an amazing organization.