Sheila was 16 years old and looking forward to the 11th grade when she was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer) in June, 2012. Her medical treatment was rigorous and, finally, in early 2014, her medical team gave approval for her dream come true to go to Hawaii!
A routine checkup just prior to her departure revealed the cancer had returned. Sheila’s dream trip was cancelled. Disappointed but determined, Sheila resumed treatment. In September 2014 her trip was rescheduled with her doctors’ blessing. When radiation sickness made travel in September impossible Sheila was devastated. The Rainbow Connection kept her hopes up with visits and gifts, assuring her that her dream trip would wait for her to enjoy.
Finally in March 2015 Sheila’s dream came true. Sheila tells us the very best part of her wish was the break from the hospital and spending time with her family in such a beautiful place!
Sadeen is six years old. She lives in Dearborn with her parents and her two younger sisters. When Sadeen was just eighteen months old she was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening blood disorder. Her doctors have decided the next best course of action is a bone marrow transplant which requires months of recovery at home for young Sadeen. The Rainbow Connection was especially excited that Sadeen dreamed for a Princess Shopping Spree to pick out everything to transform her bedroom into a princess palace!
When the limousine arrived at her home Sadeen stepped out in her new blue Princess gown just like her favorite princess, Elsa in the movie Frozen. She went on a magical shopping spree and then to a special lunch at her favorite restaurant, Red Lobster! Her day concluded with a visit to the ice sculptures in Plymouth for a true FROZEN event!