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Feel-Good Friday: Make-A-Wish grants Princess Addison the unicorn she's always dreamed of

When we’re young, we all dream of far-off mystical, magical places, where all our dreams come true.

For Addison B., a six-year-old currently in remission from a two-and-a-half year battle with lymphoid leukemia, her mystical, magical place was Hawaii, where she believed unicorns ran free through the rainforests.

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Addison got to visit her very own fairytale kingdom “Arboretia,” a town created just for her by volunteers from Diamond Head Theatre in Waimea Valley.

Make-A-Wish flew Addison and her family out from her hometown in Georgia to Hawaii, naming Addison princess for the day while she completed missions to help save the town’s Queen and meet a real, live unicorn, which could only be summoned by Addison singing a beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz.

Addison’s mother, Danielle, explained that even through grueling cancer treatments, Addison always had a smile on her face. Danielle told Khon 2 news, “It’s just really touching to see the lengths that everybody has gone through to make her day so memorable.”

As for Addison, meeting a unicorn and ruling her own kingdom is something she’ll never forget.

“We found out it liked songs,” Addison said. “Then I got to sit on the unicorn at the end, and it was happily ever after.”

We can’t remember the last time we’ve seen such a beautiful princess and we hope Addison’s happily-ever-after truly continues to come true.

Check out the story of Addison’s fairytale journey and more pictures here


by Kate Radin | 2/1/2016