Liberty Receives Wish
Liberty Dehm has been through a lot of major health problems in her 16 years. Liberty has been diagnosed with Synovial sarcoma. This is a very rare and extremely aggressive soft tissue cancer. Liberty has had surgery to remove her bottom abdominal muscle and an attached tumor.
Liberty’s mother Christina Dehm said, "the tumor was removed and the doctors said it was isolated. We have to go to M. D. Anderson every three months for CT scans, blood work and x-rays. So far everything has been OK, but we are always apprehensive as the time to go approaches."
Through all that she has gone through Liberty has maintained a positive attitude. She is active in her church, does well in her home schooling and has a great love of animals. Her dream is to become a veterinarian. She also loves making pottery, painting, working on puzzles, and is an avid reader.
One of Liberty’s neighbors had been involved with the Kids Wish Network and sent in a recommendation for Liberty.
The appropriate applications were sent to liberty and they were filled out and sent back to the Network. The approval process took about six months before Liberty learned that her wish had been granted.
Liberty’s wish was for a stereo system. Kid’s Wish network coordinator Jill Atchison was the person responsible for granting the wish. Atchison gathered support from several local businesses.
Best Buy donated the stereo system and a store gift card. Southern Enterprises donated a wall mounted media shelf, Sony Electronics gave Liberty a digital camera and XM Radio donated three free months of XM radio. 19 Entertainment wanted to help and sent her some autographed CD’s by some of Liberty’s favorites from American Idol, a T-shirt and some other "goodies".
On the day her wish was granted Executive Limousine sent a driver and a limo to take her to Best Buy to make her selection. She was then taken to lunch courtesy of Chili’s.
She is now enjoying all of her gifts and is very thankful for all those that donated to her.
The Kids Wish Network would like to express their appreciation to Best Buy, Chili’s, Executive Limousine, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 3742, Order of the Eastern Star-Orange Chapter, Sony Electronics, Inc., Southern Enterprises and XM Radio for all they have done for Liberty.
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization. If you know of a child between the ages of three and 18 who is in need of wish granting services you may call 888-918-9004 to receive information about how Kids Wish Network may be able to help.
The website for Kids Wish Network is: www.kidswishnetwork.org