“Michael’s 8th grade graduation was very meaningful to his family, our medical team and his teachers. A diagnosis of cancer got in the way of him attending, but it did not stop him from working incredibly hard while in the PICU to fulfill requirements needed to receive his diploma. Ten of his teachers from Santa Rosa Charter Academy agreed to facilitate a formal ceremony in the hospital! With the help of Little Wishes, we were able to celebrate this special milestone with his favorite cake, cupcakes, ice cream, and decorations. We also presented him with his graduation wishes – a smartwatch and a backpack. The memories of this joyful day still hang on the walls in the PICU and remind us of the happiness Little Wishes provides our patients and families.”- Maria, Little Wishes™ Coordinator and Child Life Specialist