Natalie has Long QT syndrome, which is a heart condition that causes arrhythmia and frequent fainting. Because of this, she has had both a pacemaker and a defibrillator implanted in her chest. Natalie loves watching NASCAR races and her greatest wish was to meet Dale Earnhardt, Jr. She never dreamed that this wish would ever come true, but it finally did with Kids Wish Network.
Natalie had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet up with her NASCAR hero before a weekend race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Upon arriving at the Speedway, Natalie and her family met many NASCAR greats including Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Richard Petty and crew chief “Bootie” Barker to name only a few. Pictures and autographs abounded while Natalie met them all and she could hardly believe it: “It was almost like I got to have more than one wish because of all the other drivers!” The entire wish had Natalie “revved up” all weekend and she finally learned that with Kids Wish Network, anything is possible.