At only six years old, Trinity was a very special girl. Diagnosed with kidney disease at birth, she had lived a life of physician appointments, hospital stays, surgeries and treatments. She is legally blind and cannot speak but that has not stopped her from loving the things that other little girls love – twinkle lights, bright colors, big sounds and the laughter of her family and friends.
When Trinity’s family was approached by Make-A-Wish Arizona about creating a wish experience for the little girl, they knew Trinity would love a big party with family and friends in a special place that is all about sights and sounds – the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.
“Make-A-Wish Arizona created an ‘enchanted party’ at the museum for Trinity and her friends in the special needs community,” said mom Heather. “And the day was above and beyond our expectations without a doubt.”
Trinity’s volunteers worked with the museum to close for a special half-day event just for Trinity. Her entire family and friends attended the event, which included therapeutic music, a photo booth with lots of props, a room for arts and crafts, a light show room, and face painting.
“The light show room was very stimulating for Trinity as well as the room with music therapy,” said Heather. “And it was such a magical party where children and adults could all participate together.
“Make-A-Wish Arizona had organized special butterflies that the guests could write on so we could have forever keepsakes of Trinity’s wish experience,” Heather continued. “I loved that we were able to bring the magic home with us.”
According to Chelsey, one of Trinity’s wish granter, planning the wish was almost effortless and multiple additional wish granter volunteers showed up to help on the day of the wish.
“By the end of the day, Trinity was worn out from all the excitement,” said Heather. “This party truly honored her life and meant the world to not only Trinity, but to me and all her friends and family as well.”