DENVER, Co. (November 2018): Angelina was born with myopathy and has always wanted to be a superstar. Her condition causes her muscles to deteriorate, resulting in muscle weakness, stiffness and cramps. Angelina’s low muscle tone restricts many aspects of her life, but it didn’t stop her from appearing on ABC Denver 7 news.
Angelina always wanted to be a star, and her only wish was to be famous for a day. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for children with life-threatening conditions, granted her wish and gave her the chance to be a star on the ABC Denver 7 News Station. But before her big debut Angelina was treated to a hair and nail makeover at Hollywood Hair of Fame, a hair salon specializing in fabulous hairstyles. Angelina was ecstatic about her hair makeover and decided on blue highlights and a nice trim. Angelina and her mom both had their nails done at the salon and came out looking glamorous. The store owner made Angelina feel right at home, and even had a spread of Angelina’s favorite fast food restaurant Taco Bell along with a fresh veggie platter waiting for her when she arrived.
The next day, A Advantage Limousine picked up Angelina and her family at their house in a luxurious limousine and drove them to the news station for her day of fame. Upon arrival, Angelina was greeted by a massive digital photo of herself on a billboard outside the studio. Angelina could hardly control her excitement. Once inside the studio, Angelina met with Lisa Hidalgo the meteorologist with whom she would get to appear on air with. Before going live, Angelina got to practice using the green screen and learned all about how to present the weather on TV. When her big moment came, Angelina loved every second of it. After reporting the weather for the week, Angelina ended her time on air doing the Floss dance with Lisa Hidalgo. After her time in the limelight, Angelina was chauffeured from the news station to The Cheesecake Factory for a delicious dinner worthy of a star.
“We’re happy others were able to see Angelina as the star she is,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.