Friday, September 19, 2014

File under awesome: 6-Year Old Make-A-Wish Girl Gets To Meet A Unicorn

From geekology, In heartwarming news, 6-year old Addison, who's in remission from leukemia, got to travel to Hawaii and go on a unicorn-meeting adventure as part of a Make-A-Wish project. Addison believes unicorns are real and live in Hawaii, clearly because she knows what's up.

Addison, who is in remission after a two-and-a-half year battle with leukemia, traveled all the way from Georgia to Oahu. There, playwright Alvin Chan joined volunteers from Diamond Head Theatre to write and produce a magical adventure for her. They transformed Waimea Valley into the fairytale town of "Arboretia," and had "Princess Addison" accomplish special tasks in order to release a mythical unicorn and free the town's Queen.

Addison's journey took her through Waimea Valley to find the prettiest flower in the forest and then the prettiest fruit. When it came to searching for the long lost unicorn, played by a horse named Sonny, Addison had to sing a song -- "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."

Eventually, the pink unicorn emerged.

Beautiful. If you got to meet any mythical beast, which would you choose? I think I'd choose a fire-breathing dragon, but only if I got to keep it as my own flying mount. Could you imagine me riding a dragon into battle? "You'd fall off." That bastard would probably drop me in a volcano." Good luck Addison, and keep believing.

Keep going for several more shots of Addison meeting the unicorn, but be sure to check out the official Make A Wish project page for the pictures and story of her whole adventure.


JPX said...

You people are all heartless!

Octopunk said...

Oh is that it, you're publishing heartwarming stories with magic and cancer so you can berate us for not caring? I mean... being really busy and shit? Ahem!

Look, in ten days Horrorthon starts. Ten days later any of us seeing this story will instantly imagine the little girl screaming as the Queen of the Land is impaled by a genetic abomination created in an attempt to make real unicorns. Soon they will own Oahu. Fear the Horned Ones Across the Sea!

Happy now, JPX? You ruined Hawaii for everyone.