Sara Garvey’s Hawaii wish was filled with wonderful adventures.

“I Wish to go to Hawaii!”

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Thursday August 22, 2013

Sara Garvey is 19 and lives in South Burlington, Vermont. 

A week before Sara’s eighteenth birthday, a social worker at FAHC referred her to Make-A-Wish Vermont. Sara had no problem deciding what her wish would be, to go to Hawaii to see where her parents got married!  Sara describes Maui as “absolutely beautiful.”  When asked what the favorite part of her wish was, she couldn’t seem to decide!  “I especially enjoyed being greeted with leis! I had so much fun exploring Maui on land and on the ocean! My favorite part of the trip was the kayaking tour where we also got to go snorkeling. I got to swim up so close to a sea turtle; I could have reached out and touched it. The zip lining tour on the Haleakala Mountain was also very fun and exhilarating!”

 Sara is headed to college this fall and we couldn’t be more excited for her!  

Make-A-Wish Vermont grants wishes to Vermont children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Thanks to the generosity of the Vermont community, since their inception in 1989, they have granted the wish of every medically-eligible child, over 650 wishes to date.  

On September 15 at Dorset Park in South Burlington, Make-A-Wish Vermont will host their 10th annual Walk for Wishes. Please join them at this family friendly event to learn more about Make-A-Wish and raise the funds needed to continue to meet the needs of every eligible Vermont child. For more information about the Walk visit 
For more information on Make-A-Wish Vermont please visit or call us at 802.864.9393.