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Sweet as Candy 16th Birthday Wish

Zsanys wished to have a Candy Land themed Sweet 16 party.

“ Friends and Family Danced the Night Away... ”

Adopt-A-Wish® Sponsor Jeweler's for Children

Zsanys, from Dix Hills, was diagnosed at 15 years old with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She had been looking forward to her sixteenth birthday for years, so when she was offered a wish by Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, her heartfelt wish was to have a Candy Land themed Sweet Sixteen!

Zsanys wanted her Sweet Sixteen party to be magical. She requested a pretty dress and make-up to look like a princess! She also wanted all of her friends and family to be there. We supplied her with a gorgeous pink and orange, rhinestone encrusted gown that matched her party colors. The night of the party in Greenlawn, Zsanys wish came true as she and her friends and family danced the night away to music handpicked by Zsanys for her big night!   

Zsanys with supporters and family members.Zsanys, her grandmother, her mom, Valerie, and a member of our staff went to meet the staff of Kay Cameron Jewelry store in Sayville, N.Y. where they held a birthday party for Zsanys. Kay and her staff prepared an amazing display of cupcakes and balloons and presented Zsanys with a necklace and a birthday card! Thanks to the support of organizations like Jewelers for Children and great people like Kay and her staff, we are able to continue granting wishes and making dreams come true for children like Zsanys. 

Jewelers for Children began its relationship with Make-A-Wish in 1999, continuing the steadfast support for nearly 15 years. JFC has raised over $8 million for Make-A-Wish, helping to grant over 1,300 wishes in the U.S. since its inception. 

 

 

I want my makeup and dress to look like a princess! ”

— Zsanys, wish child

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