PUPPYZONA is honored to be a part of yet another wish granting! This time, we were able to work with the Central Florida chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation. We were excited to hear from Make-A-Wish Central Florida, as we were recently able to assist with a Beagle wish for same chapter. Once we heard about Rebekah’s wish for a Toy Poodle puppy, we immediately started on making her wish come true!
Rebekah Walsh is a 10 year old girl living with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Her wish was to hand select her very own Toy Poodle from a litter of puppies. While she was unable to do so physically, we were able to digitally send her videos of puppies from the same litter to choose from. She was very excited to be able to pick out her new best friend this way!
After spending some time watching videos of cute and fluffy puppies, Rebekah made her final decision of an adorable, apricot female Poodle puppy named Krista! Her family was so excited to be a part of the selection process as well. Once the selection was made, Krista’s breeder worked on getting her nose to tail health check completed and delivered Krista to Florida on his own in an in-cabin flight. Once Krista was in Florida, she was driven to Palm Coast, FL and was hand delivered to the Walsh family by our Public Affairs Coordinator.
The Walsh family was ecstatic to meet Rebekah’s new best friend, and just in time for the holidays! Rebekah was so happy to meet Krista she did not know what to say, she simply held Krista close to her in silence. Rebekah’s mother, Donna, hopes this puppy wish will teach Rebekah big girl responsibilities as she grows up.
Since Krista has been with the family, she has brought so much joy; not only to the Walsh family, but to their community as well. The Walsh family brings Krista with them to fellowship church meetings; she even attended a community event in which families bring home cooked meals and sit and ate with the homeless. Rebekah and Krista have become inseparable!