Thirteen-year-old, Makena, is a delightful young lady who struggles daily with a very rare chromosomal syndrome resulting in developmental delays and a hole in her heart. Makena’s communication is very limited, but Dad knows exactly when she likes something because of her sweet smile and contagious giggle! She loves participating in lots of activities – roller coasters, water slides, bowling, shooting hoops, biking and walking her dog, Charlie. We had the pleasure to meet her in person at Valleyfair during our Wish Family Celebration day. Makena was loving the rides and all of the activities; and although she hadn’t been interviewed in regards to her wish yet, we learned that she loves to swing and spend time outdoors – and her wish was set into motion, right then and there! Makena’s new backyard playset was designed especially for her after she and Dad visited the Rainbow Midwest Showroom. She had a ball trying out all of the options and her Dad took note of her favorites to add to her wish list. Based on the “in-motion” smiles in the photos, it looks like she’s already enjoying every piece of her very special playground!