It has been a long fight for Justice. Diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening metabolic disorder shortly after birth, her life is filled with countless visits to doctors for various tests and treatments.
At the age of seven, Justice was thrilled to leave behind her hardships when her wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort was granted. “It was the most exciting time of my life,” exclaimed Justice. “My wish helped my family be just a regular family for a week. It brought all of us so much joy and helped me be just a kid.”
Five years later, the ability to focus on the joy of the past and dream of the future has brought Justice and her family closer together as they continue to endure the hardships of her life-threatening diagnosis. Memories of her wish when she met her favorite Disney princesses continue to give her strength. “Now, when I am having my blood drawn, or waiting on a test, my mom and I will talk about what happened on my wish,” Justice said. “It helps keep my mind off what is happening.”
Justice’s wish changed her life. “Not only did it bring our family together, it gave hope to a little girl who has gone through so much,” said her mother, Kristi. “No matter what happens in our future, I know I will always be able to look back on this amazing trip and smile.”
The kindness Justice and her family received during her wish inspired her to give back. Justice has participated in several Make-A-Wish events helping raise funds to grant wishes for other kids. She also spends her time volunteering with animals, and Kristi signed up to become a volunteer wish granter with Make-A-Wish Minnesota. As Justice looks forward to her future, she hopes to someday work with kids who are sick or have disabilities.