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A celebration of hope with H.E.A.R.T.

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HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

MAKE-A-WISH HAWAII in partnership with Hawai'i Equine Assisted Reflection & Therapy

Twelve year old Melodee from the Big Island dreams of meeting her favorite Disney characters, exploring the Magic Kingdom, riding down Splash Mountain, and being a princess for a day. Many keiki are fortunate enough to experience a dream come true like this at some point in their childhood.

For Melodee, going to Disney World is her dream wish as she waits patiently for her turn at a heart transplant that is vital for her survival.

On Oahu, a young and ambitious sixteen-year-old student at Leilehua High School, Mikaela "Miki" Armstrong, has taken initiative to raise the money necessary to send Melodee across an ocean and across the country to make her wish come true. As a non-profit organization, 100% of the money donated to Make-A-Wish Hawaii will go directly towards making Melodee's wish come true and sending her and her family to Disney World.

Every dollar donated can help families renew their courage and find a turning point of hope in their lives.

On Sunday, November 18, Hawai'i Equine Assisted Reflection & Therapy will be hosting - A CELEBRATION OF HOPE WITH H.E.A.R.T. to honor Melodee and all children and their families with Make-A-Wish Hawaii at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All families are welcome to celebrate with us, enjoy the beautiful ranch setting, meet the special therapy horses up close and personal and observe a live demonstration of Equine Assisted Therapy.

Face painting for children and ponies will be included. We encourage visitors to bring a carrot for the horses and a toy or stuffed animal for Melodee and her friends. We will also have a huge heart-shaped card to sign and encourage everyone to send their love and best wishes to Melodee.

Advance registration is required due to limited VIP parking.

Donations for Melodee's Make-A-Wish will be accepted at this event.

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