Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Make-A-Wish Announcement

Amazing things happened for our family this last week. Jackson engrafted on Tuesday morning, his counts stayed up on Wednesday so we got to come home from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday night was one of the most exciting nights for Jackson- a big Make-A-Wish announcement was made for him.

Our amazing wish granters Trenna and Kami had planned an evening at the Olympic Oval. We arrived and Jackson was able to go for a ride on the Zamboni- when we played the Wishing Quest game way back this summer, Jackson said that if he could be anything, he'd be a Zamboni driver. Well, his wish granters remembered what he said, and made another wish come true.

They held out a giant banner telling Jackson that his wish was granted when he was driving around the hockey rink. There were so many people there to support Jackson, and it was overwhelming and awesome at the same time.

After Jackson's Zamboni ride, he was given some gifts, and then was able to skate on the ice in all of the official hockey team gear.

By the time the evening was over, Jackson was exhausted, and I was wired up. It was a very stressful evening for me, because I am a planner and I had no idea what the plan was. Apparently there was an itinerary somewhere, but I never saw it. And if you ask Brian, I get pretty demanding when I am stressed out.

Overall, it was an amazing night. I can't wait for the next part of his wish! This was such a morale booster for Jackson. He had just gotten out of the hospital the day before and he loved having a surprise to look forward to.


  1. Congrats! We saw you on tv and are so excited for you. So glad you made it home for Christmas as well:)

  2. THanks Connie!! Its nice to feel a part of your life. We love you and miss you guys. Stay stong. Aloha:D and hugs from the Kongaika's . :D


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