“I’ll always remember the expression on her face when she saw Gus Kamp at The Young Actor’s Studio. And how happy she was to be the center of attention and feel like a star.”
When Isabel was born, it was discovered that she had hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a congenital birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart. The left side did not form properly, and she underwent open heart surgery at only 4 days old. Isabel had multiple hospital stays during the first couple years of her life, and she’s had four major surgeries in an attempt to strengthen her heart.
Isabel loves acting, and dreams about being an actress. For her personalized wish, Isabel was treated like a star. She and her family were chauffeured in a stylish limousine by Exclusive Sedan Service to the renowned The Young Actor’s Studio in Los Angeles. Isabel was given a tour of the iconic acting school, and attended a special class learning new techniques to further develop her craft.
There was also a very special surprise… Isabel met Young Actor’s Studio alumnus and famed actor Gus Kamp, best known for his role on Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever. “My experience at the studio was amazing because I was able to do improv with Gus and the directors of the studio,” said Wish Kid Isabel. “They gave me great advice and tips.”
After her memorable acting class, Isabel continued to be treated like Hollywood royalty. She and her family were once again chauffeured by limousine to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Isabel was also excited to experience her first jousting match and was crowned a princess by the winning knight.
Isabel tends to be a little quiet and shy. Since her wish, she has gained confidence in acting and signed up for a theatre class at school. She was also chosen for a role in a school play.
“I’ll always remember the expression on her face when she saw Gus Kamp at The Young Actor’s Studio,” said Isabel’s mom Inez. “And how happy she was to be the center of attention and feel like a star.”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Isabel’s dreams become a reality:
- The Young Actor’s Studio
- Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
- Exclusive Sedan Service