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A Room Befitting a Princess

  • Julianna and her family

  • Princess Julianna giving another princess the grand tour

  • Julianna with the Make-A-Wish volunteers who helped transform the room

“ ... a room befitting a brave, vibrant and lovely princess who has fought many difficult battles. ”

- Julianna's mom

Julianna, 4, wished to have a princess room. What she got was more than a beautiful room. In this letter, her mom explains how the room has brought her joy.

Jan 17, 2015


Dear Make-A-Wish,

On January 10, 2014, our daughter Julianna was admitted to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with a respiratory infection. She was hospitalized for a total of four weeks, most of it in the ICU. During that time, our hearts were broken in a thousand different ways. For many weeks, we did not know how things were going to turn out. Fortunately, she recovered and came home to us. The last two years have been difficult in so many ways – she has had multiple hospital admissions and has become progressively weaker from a cruel neuromuscular disease that has no cure. Then January 2014 hospital admission, however, stands out as our lowest, most desperate point.

On January 10, 2015, our Julianna was gifted with an amazing pink princess room with sparkles. It turned out even more beautiful than we imagined, and we do not think that the date was a coincidence. The whole experience with Make-A-Wish Oregon has been on of healing. Julianna has a stunning room that is befitting a brave, vibrant and lovely princess who has fought many difficult battles. It brings her joy every day.

We cannot thank you enough for making Julianna’s wish possible We are humbled and blessed by the dozens of people who gave their time and talent and donations to give our family a magical experience.



Michelle and Steve

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