Ataahua - 7 years old
Before her wish, the only trips Ataahua and her family went on were for multiple appointments at the hospital. Ataahua has a rare mitochondrial disorder and wished to go on a family trip to visit her Nana in Kerikeri, stopping off at Snowplanet en route to play in the snow for the first time. Ataahua loved tubing down the artificial slope with her Father Laurence but the highlights of her week away was camping in Nana's back garden, surrounded by her whanau.
Special thanks to Kathmandu, Go Rentals, Anglers Anonymous, Paul Anderson from Hire-A-Hubby, Snowplanet, Kerikeri Bakehouse, Auckland Sports Photography and Make-A-Wish volunteers Helen and Linda for making Ataahua's wish come true.