Wish Kid Sadie’s Day Is Just Picture Perfect


“She still hasn’t put the camera down”

Sadie’s family assumed she had a virus when she felt sick to her stomach for a few weeks. She had lost 11 pounds in less than a month. Results of a urine test showed that Sadie had a dangerously large amount of ketones in her body. Blood glucose levels of 200 or higher suggest diabetes When Sadie’s doctor checked her blood sugar levels, they registered nearly twice as high and Sadie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Sadie is an optimistic and compassionate girl with a love of country music. One of her favorite hobbies is listening to the greatest hits of artists like Taylor Swift and George Strait. Taking a cue from her idols, she is also skilled in the art of playing the guitar, flute, and keyboard. Sadie has also dreamed of having her very own professional camera.

Kids Wish Network didn’t stop with a gift of a Cannon Rebel T6 camera, sponsored in part by Costco, for Sadie. We made a full day of it for Sadie to remember for the rest of her life.

160827KidsWishSalato07_beSadie was picked up in style by Dynasty Limousine, a premiere limousine company serving the Lexington, Kentucky, area and taken to lunch at Johnny Carino’s, where she and her family enjoyed classic Italian food. Sadie’s limo ride continued to the Salato Wilderness Learning Center for a special VIP tour. It was there Sadie met with professional photographer Mrs. Mindy who showed Sadie how to use her new camera and offered professional advice on photography. The group toured the Wilderness Center, and Sadie took pictures of the beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Sadie’s wonderful wish day was topped off by a stop at Cold Stone Creamery where the family designed their own ice cream creations hand-mixed on a granite slab.

Since Sadie has been home, “she hasn’t put her camera down, yet” according to her mom, who also said the whole experience made Sadie feel special. Sadie especially enjoyed meeting the people at The Salato Wilderness Learning Center and photographer Mrs. Mindy.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make Sadie’s wish come true:
• Salato Wilderness Center
• Mrs. Mindy Photography
• Dynasty Limousines
• Johnny Carino’s
• Cold Stone Creamery
• Costco


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