On this magical day, the entire Make-A-Wish LA team revealed to Olivia that she is going to get her heartfelt wish to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest in Bali. Olivia is crazy about animals - especially monkeys!
Our team took on the challenge of transforming the Make-A-Wish LA office into an enchanted Indonesian haven that Olivia journeyed through - all along the way picking up clues that ultimately led her to discover her wish was coming true.
A little bit about Olivia… A 17-year-old from Canoga Park, Olivia loves animals and being in nature. She has always wanted to see monkeys in their natural habitat and shared with our volunteer wish granters that traveling to Bali is her one true wish. Olivia loves to draw and sent us this sketch inspired by her wish.
Enjoy your trip to Bali,Olivia! We hope you have a wonderful time and come back with amazing memories!
We would like to give a huge shout-out to each and every partner who gave from their hearts to make this day unforgettable for Olivia.
Thanks to Halo Top who made this wish possible!
We would also like to thank:
Green Set, Inc - for amazing props to help us transform the office into Bali.
Dazian Creative - for beautiful drapes to decorate the office.
Northstar Moving Company - for their help with picking up and transporting the props.
A.K. View - for capturing this magical day in photos and videos.
Elliot Stahler - for shooting awesome videos.
Manhattan Stitching - for providing the coolest “The Amazing Wish” t-shirts.
Blick Art Materials - for providing art supplies that helped our team unleash their imagination and get creative.
Gemma Stafford (Bigger Bolder Baking) - for providing her specialty vegan desserts, yum!
Van Nuys Flowers - for providing beautiful, fresh flowers.
Willie Villanueva - for helping us surprise Olivia by lending us his pet exotic bearded dragon!
This was truly a community effort to create hope, strength and joy - key ingredients for recovery for wish kids in LA! We simply could not have done this without you.