Heroes come from near and far. Sometimes heroes are ones we’ve never met – at least not yet.
Destiny, a ten-year-old girl from Portland, has a rare and incurable metabolic disorder known as NKH, which affects her neurological functions. Even smiling is difficult. Last October, Destiny was connected with a woman from Michigan named Cassie through a website that matches runners with those who cannot run. Since then, Destiny and Cassie have developed a special bond, and Cassie has committed to dedicating at least one 5K run a month to Destiny. It’s a commitment that has changed both their lives. So when Make-A-Wish Oregon asked Destiny and her family what her one true wish would be, it was no surprise that it would be to meet her hero Cassie and participate in a 5K together.
On April 26, 2014, you’re invited to witness Destiny’s wish come true as she and Cassie meet for the first time at Walk For Wishes®. Watch Destiny’s story, then sign up for the superhero-themed Walk For Wishes to support heroes like Destiny and Cassie, and be a part of this amazing wish.
You can also join the conversation and support Destiny's wish by using the social media hashtag #DestinysWish.