Make-A-Wish Foundation give puppy to girl with leukaemia
MANITOWOC — Four-year-old Erin Borchardt knew she was getting a golden retriever puppy through the Make–A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.
But she didn’t know it was coming Saturday, and she didn’t know a “king” and his “court” would deliver the puppy to her in a gift-wrapped box.
When the doorbell rang early Saturday afternoon, Erin looked out the window to see the “King of Wishes” and his six-person costumed court. Asking for Princess Erin, the king, portrayed by RJ Skrepenski, presented her with a pink box that was moving a little. Inside was a 9-week-old female golden retriever the Borchardt family already had named Charlie.
The newest member of the family licked Erin’s fingers, causing her to giggle, and proceeded to wander throughout the house, probably unsure of what to make of the house full of people, including relatives who had come to witness the event.
Erin, the daughter of Matt and Kathy Borchardt,knew the puppy she had wished for more than a year ago would be arriving sometime soon because she and her family had been treated to a shopping spree, via limousine, on Friday afternoon at PETCO.
But just minutes before the dog arrived, she asked how many more days it was going to be.
“We have a dog already,” she said as her new pet explored her new surroundings.
Erin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Sept. 23, 2009, and started treatment two days later, Kathy said. The disease is “relatively common,” and even though it was devastating it’s the “best” form of leukemia to have.
“Her treatment will be done at the end of this month,” she said. Story taken from.. htrnews.com … read full story… http://www.htrnews.com/article/20111106/MAN0101/111060460/1358&located=rss
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