(MOBILE, Ala.) Imagine that you were granted a wish, just one, for anything you want.
Now, think about how much more excited a child would beto get just what he or she asked for.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions.
To one local girl, Alabama's Make-A-Wish branch, along with TKR Technologies and Chill Yogurt Cafe, gave the gift of hope, and they're Making Spirits Bright.
For Little Maggie, it all began with her favorite frozen yogurt flavor, Cupcake.
"Because it's good," she explains.
For some little girls, grabbing a cup of frozen yogurt, going to dance class, or having a sleepover is part of a daily routine.
Bur for Maggie Jenkins, who is living with Cystic Fibrosis, her routine includes treatments and daily medicine, which take a lot of time away from what she really wants to do."On a daily basis, when she's--what we say, "well"--means she's having a good day--she still takes 30 pills a day," her mother, Alicia Jenkins said. "She does five breathing treatments a day."
On Maggie's sick days, the treatments multiply. Adding antibiotics and possibly a hospital stay.
Her brother, Hayden, also has CF.
"So we're doing everything times two in the house," her mother said.
Nine months ago, Maggie's parents signed her up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It was a long wait, and a tough choice to decide the wish she wanted granted.
"Right, because she had to give a few different options, and nothing was guaranteed," said her father, Corey Jenkins.
But they know: Mickey and Minnie Mouse are her favorites--beside her parents, of course.
The chance to enjoy some down time as a family was something worth waiting for.
This early Christmas present--a gift of a lifetime from Make-A-Wish Alabama--a Disney cruise.
"It's an opportunity to bond together as a family, forgetting about being sick, and have this life changing moment," said Pam Jones with Make-A-Wish Alabama.
TKR Technologies is ensuring that Maggie has a blast on her vacation with her family, so she'll never forget her magical voyage.
"When someone else has a wish, we firmly believe--it's part of what we do--the community owes every child at least one wish to come true," said Kevin Levy with TKR Technologies.
Chill also had a sweet treat for Maggie, giving her a gift card so she could come back and enjoy her favorite frozen dessert.