Make-A-Wish Foundation makes Tucson girl’s dream a reality

Eight-year-old Allie’s room got some extra sparkle, thanks to the foundation
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 10:53 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 11:33 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Allie could hardly contain her excitement on Thursday, Sept. 2.

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Arizona, Allie’s room was filled with more than a few of her favorite things: unicorns.

Unicorn plushies and unicorn décor were everywhere. They were even on the 8-year-old girl’s socks.

In 2019, when she was first diagnosed with optic nerve cancer, Allie had plenty of wishes. They ranged from going on a Disney cruise to meeting SpongeBob SquarePants. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and Allie started thinking of wishes that could be granted at home.

“We’ve been doing a lot of room renovations, backyard renovations, playhouse and playsets,” said Hollie Costello of Make-A-Wish. “We’ve been trying to do wishes that will be impactful now, during the pandemic.”

On Thursday, Allie hadn’t counted them all, but it was clear she loved everyone.

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