Lovable Emma is a 16-year-old from Bloomington, MN who has a rare condition called Aicardi Syndrome. She is not only wheelchair-bound, she also has major difficulties with communicating and relies on 24-hour medical care. Her family has been by her side throughout all the ups and downs and terrifying situations where they weren’t sure if she was going to pull through.  In fact, one of those traumatic times took place just before they learned about Wishes & More and were encouraged by a social worker to reach out.


It was months before Emma’s 16th Birthday when they connected with us to see about putting together a celebration party for their sweet girl.  They didn’t want to wait until her actual birthday just  in case the unthinkable loss would happen.  Wishes & More worked hand-in-hand with Mom and Dad to plan a Sweet Sixteen party to celebrate her and to give her a party that they would never forget! 100 of Emma’s family, friends, and medical professionals were invited to support the family and helped make her special day truly memorable. The Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington was the perfect venue and created a masterpiece of a garden party for Emma’s special day with the intention of wrapping up a lifetime of special occasions into one bright, colorful afternoon garden party.


Emma has fights valiantly every day of her life to stay alive…and we had the pleasure of granting a wish for her and her family to experience her personalized, “Celebration of Emma Garden Party!”

Thank you Steve and Charlotte Garske for sponsoring Emma’s wish and giving her the chance to have an amazing wish party.

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