Heidi Meets Colbie Caillat

October 31, 2016

We received a touching wish grant application from Teresa, nominating her lifelong friend Heidi, to see Colbie Caillat at the Birchmere in Virginia. Heidi, living with Stage III breast cancer, serves as an inspiration to her three children, in the midst of this difficult time.

Teresa shared Heidi’s inspiring story, “We¬†grew up together and graduated together and she went on to become a fabulous nurse. She traveled all over the US as a travelling nurse. She is now a Major in the Air Force. She goes to school to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing while mothering her 3 children. She’s had a double mastectomy; has completed chemotherapy and is getting ready to start radiation. She has been so stressed out and trying to stay strong for her children; worrying about them growing up without her.”

We were honored to grant the gift of music to Heidi and her three children. Heidi said, “Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity you provided to my children and I. Colbie Caillat gave an amazing performance and we loved her band, music, personality, and passion for giving music a meaning. We are forever grateful and hope to someday pay it forward to others who may be faced with difficult life changing events.”