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Sharing the Love: Wish Trip Unites Friends Who Share Same Illness

While in Atlantis, BrieAnn enjoyed Dolphin Cay, one of the largest marine habitats in the world.
BrieAnn is a 9-year-old from Milton, Wis., who’s living with a progressive colonic pseudo disorder. She loves to run, ride her bike, play with her brother, swim and look for sea shells.

Through Facebook, BrieAnn met a special friend named Ella from Buffalo, N.Y., who is living with the same condition. BrieAnn and Ella wished for the same thing — to go to Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Western New York decided to work together and surprise the girls by sending them on their wishes at the same time so that they could enjoy their wishes together.

It began when a surprise limousine arrived at her home to escort BrieAnn and her family on the first leg of their adventure. They flew to the Bahamas, where they stayed at Atlantis on Paradise Island in Nassau. When they arrived at the resort, Make-A-Wish made arrangements for BrieAnn and Ella to see each other for the first time. It was a priceless moment!

Through Facebook, BrieAnn met a special friend named Ella from Buffalo, N.Y., who is living with the same condition. BrieAnn and Ella wished for the same thing — to go to Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.

BrieAnn and Ella took full advantage of all the amazing features the resort had to offer. They played in the water park, which includes waterslides, wild river rides and more than 10 pools. BrieAnn also enjoyed Dolphin Cay, one of the largest marine habitats in the world, where she swam with dolphins.

At the end of their week, BrieAnn and her family returned home with a stronger friendship and an experience they won’t forget. Their wish experience will continue to give them all hope, strength and joy for years to come.

That’s the transformative power of a wish.

Thank you, Subaru, for helping make BrieAnn’s wish come true by bringing her together with a special friend in such a beautiful setting.

Want to learn more about BrieAnn’s life-changing wish? WATCH

BrieAnn wished to go to Atlantis with her family.

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Only two weeks left! You and Subaru can still make a difference! For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from now until Jan. 2, Subaru will donate $250 to the charity of the customer’s choice from participating charities. Make-A-Wish is one of them. Find a participating retailer and learn more today.

Subaru's Share the Love event lasts until Jan. 2.

Not in the market for a new car, but you’d like to help transform lives through the power of a wish? Here are more ways you can help.

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