Children’s Wish Foundation making a little’s girl’s dream come true
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canad is partnering with Bell Media and the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards to make nine-year-old Olivia’s dream come alive. And Olivia is a little girl with big dreams. Currently, she is in remission from stage 3 Wilms’ tumor, a cancer of the kidneys.
As an avid dancer, what better way to make that happen, than to have her very own, unique dance move go viral? That’s the idea behind #DoTheLivi – a global social media campaign with two simple steps. It was created for and inspired by Olivia with the help of renowned Canadian choreographer, Blake McGrath from So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Olivia, alongside McGrath, debuted the dance move on Sunday – June 19 – on the red carpet at the iHeartRadio MMVAs, 260 Richmond Street West.
Olivia was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor at the age of two and had her kidney removed. Despite intensive chemotherapy treatments and medical setbacks, Olivia was able to overcome this disease. She has always been fascinated with dancing and Olivia is hoping her dance move, the ‘Livi’ will go viral.
Children’s Wish is asking people to ‘do the Livi’, share it on social media, and donate, to help us to continue granting wishes for Canadian children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness like Olivia.
Olivia’s mom, Jennifer is excited to witness her daughter’s wish come true. “Dance has been a great builder of confidence for Olivia. It has allowed her to feel comfortable in her skin, scars and all.”
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families.
This year, Children’s Wish is enjoying the largest wish granting year yet, and expects to grant nearly 1,500 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long. – CNW