‘Make-A-Wish’ helps ill child release disc of her original songs
MINNEAPOLIS — A Stillwater girl battling chronic lung disease who wished to write and record her own songs will celebrate the release of her CD titled “Revolution” at the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis Sunday.
Eleven-year-old Sabrina has missed out on school activities and doing things with her friends due to her illness. One activity that gives Sabrina joy is singing and writing her own songs. Sabrina’s passion for singing inspired her wish to write and record her own music into a CD.
“I decided on my wish because it is something about me and my music. I write songs that I want people to think about,” Sabrina said.
Make-A-Wish® Minnesota connected Sabrina with Joel Sayles, lead singer of Rocket Club, who worked with Sabrina to write her original songs titled “Perfect”, “What Lights You Up?” and “Summer.” With the help of engineer Kevin Bowe and Grammy award winning producer Steve Hodge, Sabrina recorded her songs at the Institute of Production & Recording.
Sabrina looks forward to serenading 100 of her closest friends and family at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis.
“Sabrina’s wish is literally a dream come true. A CD of her original songs will empower and validate her. It would energize her for years to come,” said Naomi, Sabrina’s mother. “This whole process has been phenomenal. We have met many new terrific new people whose kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.”
Founded in 1982, Make-A-Wish® Minnesota has granted more than 3,800 wishes to children across the state. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. For more information about Make-A-Wish Minnesota, visit www.mn.wish.org or call 612-767-WISH (9474).