Six-Year-Old Meets a Unicorn and It's Amazing
Who says unicorns can’t exist? Six-year-old Addison always believed unicorns roamed the rainforests of Hawaii and through the ingenious assistance of the great folks at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a unicorn encounter was born.
After a two-and-a-half year battle with lymphoid leukemia, Addison is finally in remission and was beyond thrilled to meet a pink-horned unicorn played by a horse named Sonny.
Addison flew from Georgia to Oahu to embark on a fairytale princess adventure. Wandering through the majestic Waimea Valley, playwright Alvin Chang, the Diamond Head Theatre company and Make-A-Wish transformed the forest into the fairytale town of Arboretia. Throughout her lovely, lively day, Addison was asked to accomplish special tasks to release a mythical unicorn and to free the Queen. Tasks included picking the prettiest flower and fruit in the forest and singing the classic song for dreamers, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Over the past two and a half years, Addison has endured grueling chemotherapy, and battled her cancer with unbelievable bravery. “Even when she was in the throes of the heaviest doses of chemo, when there were days when she couldn’t even walk because she was so weak and her blood counts were so low, she still had a smile on her face,” her mother, Daneille Bulloch, told KHON 2.
This week, thanks to Make-A-Wish, she had the chance to just be a little girl with big dreams.
“It’s just really touching to see the lengths that everybody has gone through to make her day so memorable,” Bulloch added. “I teared up twice as we were walking through the forest looking for flowers and fruits.”
Watch Addison’s amazing day unfold, here: