4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor's Wish For Snow Comes True In Miami
By Zuri Anderson
December 4, 2020
NBC Miami reported that four-year-old Arya Costa had her wish fulfilled when she saw snow for the first time. Originally, she was going to travel but the coronavirus pandemic put her plans on hold. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and Assurant Solutions brought a winter wonderland to the girl's front yard. “Everything is special, and you can’t take one second for granted," Krystina Costa said, who is Arya's mom.
The joy didn't stop there. Reporters said first responders also showed up with a surprise car parade for the child. Frozen-themed stickers and balloons decorated the vehicles of Miami-Dade police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Arya, 3, battling cancer wishes to see snow. Unfortunately Arya’s wish is postponed. To help celebrate her wish-to-be and bring hope and joy to Arya during this difficult time Assurant planned a surprise snow day and car parade. Watch here https://t.co/opZahFyRFk #FeelgoodFriday pic.twitter.com/aX6Xy941gg— Make-A-Wish So Fla (@makeawishsfla) December 4, 2020
"It makes us feel very special that there’s people out there that are willing to do these kinds of things for a kid," David Costa, Arya's dad, told NBC Miami. "With everything that’s going on and everything we’ve been through in the last year, it’s nice to know that there’s still some wonderful people out there willing to do these kinds of things."
To top of the experience, there was a special appearance by one of her favorite characters, Elsa. She sang to the 4-year-old and gave her gifts. "Luckily she’s stronger than we are, and we were able to get through it because of her," David Costa said.
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