Emma is a beautiful 13-year-old from Scandia, Minn., who has battled a respiratory condition since she was two months old. But this busy teenager does not let her condition interfere with her life. Recently, Emma added “World Traveler” to her list of accomplishments when she traveled to Hong Kong for her wish.
“I can’t even explain my feelings about our trip to Hong Kong in one sentence. It was extraordinarily amazing and all things in between,” Emma said. While in Hong Kong, Emma had the opportunity to visit family and friends, saw giant pandas, rode on cable cars while absorbing and learning about a new culture. Emma, who enjoys all different types of food—even fast food from McDonald’s, got to visit a McDonald’s in Hong Kong for a breakfast meal of pancakes, eggs and hashbrowns!
“Emma’s trip provided joy to offset her struggles. It brought us hope to balance frequent discouragement. It gave us strength to continue our weariness,” said Jeni, Emma’s mom.