Willow Tree Cards

Introducing……Under The Willow Tree Handmade Cards

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My name is Alyssa. I am 13 years old, when I was 2 1/2 I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis or CF. CF is not very common, there are about 30,000 people in the United States with it. From the outside I look very normal and healthy, CF works on the inside…it is genetically inherited. CF creates thick sticky mucous which is why I take a lot of medicine and do morning and evening vest treatments to help keep my body working it’s best. Every 3 months I go to Primary Children’s Hospital for long checkups, and occasionally I have to stay at the hospital for 2 weeks for a lung cleanout. I have also had 7 sinus surgeries!

Last April, I was in the hospital for 2 weeks and my mom talked to my doctor about Make-A-Wish. She put in the request for my wish. In the hospital I received a special package inviting me to come to Make-A-Wish! EXCITING!!! My wish was to have a special place of my own outside. While we waited this summer for the wish to be built, My mom and I decided to sell our handmade cards to donate money back to Make-A-Wish to help another child like me get something special.

We were so surprised at how many people wanted to buy our cards! In August, my wish house was completed and we donated $247.50 to Make-A-Wish from the cards that we sold! It was so exciting we want to keep doing it, so here we are with our own website…..Under the Willow Tree handmade cards.

My special wish house is outside underneath our giant willow tree that I love.

Under the Willow Tree


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