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Alyssa's Wish To Design Her Own Prom Dress In NYC

Alyssa I wish to have a prom dress

“ My wish couldn’t have been more perfect, it was exactly what I wanted and it is a memory I will treasure all of my life ”


- Alyssa, Wish Kid

Alyssa was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma just one week before her 16th birthday trip to her favorite place, New York City. After the sudden news, the trip was somewhat overshadowed by sorrow and worry. A few months later still with a love for New York City, as well as a passion for fashion, Alyssa wished to design her own prom dress in NYC.

Alyssa was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma just one week before her 16th birthday trip to her favorite place, New York City. After the sudden news, the trip was somewhat overshadowed by sorrow and worry.  A few months later still with a love for New York City, as well as a passion for fashion, Alyssa wished to design her own prom dress in NYC. “After looking back as a cancer survivor, I thought it would be nice to return to New York City as a full-circle process,” Alyssa said.  Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma made this wish come true.

Alyssa was able to give her ideas for her prom dress to Jane Wilson-Marquis, a well known designer.  After being fitted for her one-of-a-kind dress, Alyssa was more than happy with the final results, and simply could not wait to wear it to prom. "After looking back as a cancer survivor, I thought it would be nice to return to New York City as a full-circle process," said Alyssa.  Alyssa's dress was not the only thing she was able to enjoy while in the fashion capital of the world, Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma also provided tickets for her and her family to see the Broadway production, Memphis.  This show became her and her family’s new favorite production.  The trip was everything she had asked for and more. 

Alyssa said, “My wish couldn’t have been more perfect, it was exactly what I wanted and it is a memory I will treasure all of my life.”

After looking back as a cancer survivor, I thought it would be nice to return to New York City as a full-circle process. ”

— Alyssa, Wish Kid

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