Return to mobile version

Paula's Princess Style Room Makeover

  • Paula is delighted when she first sees her room.

  • Too much joy to contain!

  • Paula enjoys some Blue Bunny ice cream thanks to her wish sponsors.

  • A beautiful chandelier highlights the gorgeous ceiling decoration.

  • Paula is looking forward to spending more time in her new room.

  • A bed fit for a princess!

  • A group of supporters surround Paula.

“ She went to school this morning and she was floating on air. ”


- Jorge, Wish Dad

Adopt-A-Wish® sponsor Blue Bunny

Paula is nine years old from Bay Shore and loves all things princess. Her favorite things to do are to play dress-up and watch princess movies with her two sisters, Adriana and Nelly.

Paula has leukemia and was sharing a room with her middle sister Adriana. When told she would be granted a wish from Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, NY, Paula wished to have a room makeover with a princess theme! Hearing this, her oldest sister, Nelly, graciously gave up her room so that Paula could have her own bedroom to be redecorated.

Wells Enterprises, Inc., the makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, helped Make-A-Wish grant 100 wishes to 100 kids with life-threatening medical conditions in 2013 in honor of the company’s 100th birthday.

Paula was set to have her wish granted and enjoy a Blue Bunny ice cream social in October when her health declined and her doctor advised that her wish be postponed. She patiently anticipated work to begin on her new room.

Finally, after weeks of awaiting her wish, Paula was well enough to go back to school. On December 18, 2013, as Paula left for school, a team of volunteers arrived and gave her room a complete makeover, including her own princess carriage bed.

Paula was picked up from school in a white stretch SUV limousine and taken to Glitz & Glamour salon in Islip for a spa treatment. She arrived home to find her friends and family there to help her celebrate her wish. 

The look on Paula’s face as she saw her new room for the first time was priceless. We are so humbled and honored to have been a part of Paula’s special day!


The look on Paula’s face as she saw her new room for the first time was priceless. ”

Join the conversation

This story makes me feel

Leave a Comment

Latest Status Update

  • On Saturday, January 20th, the Long Island Royals 14U Hockey Team hosted their 3rd annual Make-A-Wish Fundraiser! This year, the team rallied the community to help grant the #wish of 6 year-old James from #Holbrook. James, who happens to love hockey, was excited to meet the players who are making his wish to visit the Disney Aulani Resort in #Hawaii come true. The team of boys welcomed James as part of their team. When James arrived, he had his own stall in the locker room with his very own LI Royals jersey, he watched warm-ups from the bench, and did the honor of dropping the puck at center ice. We are so proud to partner with these players who truly understand the meaning of #teamwork both on and off the ice. Our sincerest thanks to the Long Island Royals 14U hockey team, Superior Ice Rink, the wonderful Sue Kav who organized the event, our friends from Chick-fil-A Commack who donated their services this past Saturday, and everyone who showed their support to James and his family.

Join the conversation

Leave a Comment

You might also be interested in ...

Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, NY, Inc.
1 Comac Loop
Suite 1A1
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
(631) 585-9474
Wish Emergency Cellular (631) 495-6065