Emily’s Ballet Wish is ‘En Pointe’ with Her Sweetest Dreams

“She’s still on cloud nine and inspired to continue dancing. Every time we mention the wish she gets a smile on her face.”

Emily was extremely fatigued and experiencing significant weight loss. Her mom was concerned, and took her for testing which led to the diagnosis of her autoimmune condition. It was an adjustment for Emily, and she sometimes gets emotional from the daily stresses of her condition. Her illness also interferes with some of her favorite activities – including ballet.

Emily is very compassionate, and aspires to be a nurse or dance instructor so that she can help kids. Her passion is dance, and she shared her dream of attending a professional ballet. Emily’s wish would put her center stage, attending the whimsical and colorful ballet Whipped Cream at the Metropolitan Opera House, and living her own New York City fairytale. Kids Wish Network coordinated an all-expenses paid luxury trip for Emily and her family.

The extraordinary NYC wish began when they checked into the opulent Baccarat Hotel New York. Emily’s family was indulged in luxuries – a richly appointed suite and decadent welcoming touches including artisan chocolates, French pastries and red roses. “It was really fancy and really fun,” said Wish Kid Emily. “I felt like a princess.” The family also experienced a memorable dinner at the elegant and chic The Seafire Grille.

The following day, Emily and her family enjoyed fine dining at the Capital Grille. “They were so welcoming and it was an amazing experience,” said her mom Amy. “They were so gracious and also had gifts for Emily and her sisters.”


Then it was show time at the Metropolitan Opera House, where the family attended the spectacular production Whipped Cream. “Our seats were amazing and the show was magical,” said Emily’s mom. “The dancing was impeccable and the pit orchestra is one of the best I’ve ever heard.”

The last day of Emily’s wish was also full of happy moments. The family experienced famous fun at Madame Tussauds New York wax museum. Before leaving the City, the family enjoyed lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.. located in the heart of Times Square. Emily was also gifted a stuffed animal shrimp to remember her special visit.

“It was a much-needed break and great to reconnect as a family,” said Emily’s mom. “She’s still on cloud nine and inspired to continue dancing. Every time we mention the wish she gets a smile on her face.”

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Emily’s dreams become a reality:

  • Baccarat Hotel New York (NYC)
  • The Capital Grille (NYC)
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (NYC)
  • The Seafire Grill (NYC)
  • Madame Tussauds New York (NYC)