Around Tori’s first birthday, her breathing became noticeably off. Initially doctors thought she had asthma, but by the time she was 17 months old, more symptoms developed. Tori underwent further testing, and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body. She’s had multiple hospital stays each year – her longest was 6 weeks. Tori’s life since diagnosis has been a series of medical therapies including medications, chest therapy, IV treatments and a surgery to insert a feeding tube. She also deals with the stresses of additional conditions. Life has been challenging for Tori, and at times it’s taken a toll on her sunny disposition – she deals with bouts of sadness. Kids Wish Network had plans to bring back her sunshine with an amazing wish meeting her idol.
Due to additional life challenges, Tori was unable to live out her special wish. Obstacles continued over time, until the clouds seemed to be clearing and everything was coming together. Tori was excited to experience a personalized wish trip that was planned especially for her. Right before her getaway, she came down with an infection and was hospitalized. It was another disappointment for Tori.
To brighten her dark days, Kids Wish Network reached out to her celebrity idol who graciously sent Tori a gift package filled with personally signed items and additional gifts further inspiriting her life passions and inner sunshine. Kids Wish Network also purchased a generous gift card for Tori, enabling her to shop for all her favorite things or take a trip when she’s able to travel. Tori’s wish brings her bright and joyful days.