Bruce and Allison Beckwith, along with their two kids Alex and Maddie, have been a part of the Make-A-Wish® North Texas family for nearly five years. When he was three years old, Alex was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease. During the tough times in the hospital, being able to talk about Alex’s wish to go to San Diego brought immense joy to the family. Looking back on his adventures at Sea World, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland, and the San Diego Zoo, Alex cherishes the incredible memories and continues to live everyday with joy and exuberance.
It is the Sabas family of Angie, Marino, Val, Nela, and Melina, has been involved in Make-A-Wish for almost six years. Twelve year old Nela was diagnosed with aplastic anemia a few years ago and soo thereafter was reffered to Make-A-Wish where she was given the opportunity to have her one true wish granted. In 2011, the whole family was able to meet Nela's favorite celebrity, Selena Gomez!