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Lizeth's quinceañera-style Sweet 17 birthday party

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“ I wish to have a quinceañera-style Sweet 17 birthday party ”


- Lizeth

  • Lizeth , 17

    • leukemia
    • I wish to have a quinceañera-style Sweet 17 birthday party
  • I wish to have

Jorge and Faviola welcomed Lizeth and are raising her alongside her sisters, Jessica and Alexa.  Lizeth was healthy and active growing up until her freshman year of high school.  She began to feel tired and sick, and when she fainted at home, an ambulance brought her to the ER where blood testing revealed that Lizeth was battling leukemia.  She began treatment at Stanford and has thankfully been responsive to the medications.

 When she was diagnosed with leukemia, Lizeth was in the middle of planning her quinceañera, and plans for the celebration had to be canceled with her treatment schedule.  Now that she is recovering, Lizeth used her wish to have the quinceañera-style birthday party that she had always dreamed of. 

 When the day arrived for Lizeth’s party, she received the royal treatment as her hair and makeup were done, and she stepped into her beautiful, sparkling gown.  She walked into the hall escorted by her dad, while music played and she was surrounded by friends and family.  For Lizeth, the experience of a wish allowed her to reclaim some of the elements of being a teenager that her battle with leukemia has taken away.  She was able to have the celebration she had missed, and shared this important rite of passage with all of the people who have loved and supported her. 

Thank you to Watertree Health for making her wish possible. 

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