Patricia shouldn’t have to spend sunny days and summer vacations in doctor’s offices and hospitals. But it’s a way of life for the nine year old girl who faces the daily challenges of a life threatening heart disease. Patricia recently received a pacemaker but still tires easily and often needs to rest.
Patricia doesn’t let her illness get her down. She enjoys baseball, collecting porcelain dolls and playing with her dog, Scruffy. And like most girls her age, Patricia loves N’Sync and absolutely adores Justin.
Thanks to Kids Wish Network and the fabulous fivesome, a dream came true for Patricia when she got to go to a Meet N Greet with N’Sync when they played in her home town. “This is an example of how much can be done when everyone pulls together, “ said Madeline Robinson, Patricia’s Wish Coordinator. “I received Patricia’s wish just three days before the concert.” I quickly contacted Melinda at N’Sync’s management group and it wasn’t long before a Meet N Greet with N’Sync for Patricia was arranged.
Patricia joined over 200 lucky fans who got to meet the popular boy band . When Justin overheard Patricia say that she really wanted to have a picture taken, the singing idol gathered the guys together for a very special picture of the adoring fan with the whole band. Justin even put his arm around the star-struck little girl. After the meeting, Patricia and her mother attended the concert where they had seats on the center floor.
Patricia’s precious picture has been framed and is now proudly displayed in the delighted girl’s bedroom. “Patricia cherishes the photo so much that she didn’t even want to send us a copy!’ said Madeline.
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to grant wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. If you know of a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of wish-granting services, please call Kids Wish Network at (813) 891-9374 or toll free at (888) 918-9004.