Kenydi has always wanted to be famous. When she was little, she would pretend that she was being interviewed by reporters trying to get the scoop on her latest accomplishments. At first glance, one would never guess that this spunky starlet was battling a life-threatening medical condition.
At just six weeks old, Kenydi began the start of many hospital visits, blood transfusions, and medication intakes. She was diagnosed with a hematologic disorder that threatened her life. Fast forward to being a 14-year-old, Kenydi learned her condition made her eligible for a wish and the sky was the limit. Her passion for being in the spotlight is what sparked her wish declaration: to be a model. Soon after, Kenydi was sent where stars are made—Hollywood!
Upon arriving in the city, Kenydi learned that the model assisting her wish, was a wish kid herself, which made Kenydi’s wish experience even more unique! “The people who agreed to fulfill her wish treated it more than I could have ever expected. They went above and beyond,” reflected Kenydi’s mom.
Lights, Camera, Action! Kenydi’s wish came to life! Kenydi was filled with all the glitz and glam of a day in the life of a model. From meeting with her makeup artists and personal stylists, to attending a red carpet event, all of Kenydi’s childhood dreams came true. She was even able to walk down a real runway!
“It was a dream come true!” Kenydi’s mom said. “This wish became so personal. It has completely changed her life. She wasn’t just ‘the sick kid’.”
Kenydi’s wish even helped her build her modeling portfolio. Now, she’s in the midst of receiving calls for modeling events. “This wish taught her to look past her limitations,” continued her mom. “It was an opportunity that continues to give her hope for the future. This experience cannot be replicated. It was Kenydi’s perfect wish. That is exactly what it was—PERFECT! I cannot describe what a phenomenal experience and dream come true it was for Kenydi.”